[nfbwatlk] FW: [tovi] BABY JAMBOREE Applications Available

Doug Trimble Doug.Trimble at wssb.wa.gov
Thu May 27 09:36:38 CDT 2010

FYIi, baby jam at WSSB


Doug Trimble
Orientation & Mobility Instructor
Washington State School for the Blind
2214 E. 13th Street Vancouver,  WA  98661
office ph. 360-696-6321 #118


From: Nancy Hatfield [mailto:nhatfield at psesd.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 4:43 PM
To: TOVI: Administrative Question
Cc: Irene Fournier
Subject: [tovi] BABY JAMBOREE Applications Available


Dear TOVI Listserv, 


Please help spread the word about this event for families with
birth-to-three year olds who are blind/visually impaired.  Applications
are available now on the WSDS website and are due June 10.  The deadline
may be extended.  


Priority will be given to families from underserved parts of the state
who did not attend Baby Jamboree last year.


Thank you!  


Nancy Hatfield (on behalf of the Baby Jamboree Planning Committee)


Applications are now available for the:


2nd Annual BABY JAMBOREE:  August 6 - 8, 2010 


(An exciting learning opportunity for families with infants & toddlers
who are blind or visually impaired)  


In a relaxed and supportive setting in Vancouver, Washington (on the
campus of Washington State School for the Blind), families will learn
about their child's visual impairment and what it means for his/her
development and learning. They will leave the weekend feeling like the
"experts" on their child's visual impairment, with a better
understanding of their child's individual needs. 


(Note: Families are asked to invite one of their early intervention team
members to attend and learn with them.)


Moms and dads (or other caregivers) will:  

*	Meet other families facing similar challenges
*	Learn from older children and adults who are blind or visually
*	Participate in learning sessions 
*	Get one-on-one support and information from birth-to-three
specialists in vision impairment

Children who are blind or have low vision will:

*	Participate in infant/toddler groups with specialists 

And siblings will: 

*	Have a ton of fun and learn through SibShops for brothers and

For more information, or to receive an application, please call: 

1-800-572-7000 or email:  wsds at psesd.org <mailto:wsds at psesd.org> 

Applications are available for download at: www.wsdsonline.org

Applications are due on June 10 (deadline may be extended).  


"BabyJamboree" is a collaborative project of Washington Sensory
DisabilitiesServices, Washington State School for the Blind, Department
of Services for the Blind, Early Support for Infants & Toddlers (Infant
Toddler Early Intervention Program), and the Seattle Lighthouse for the


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