[nobe-l] BISM Announces Independence 2010

Amy Phelps aphelps at BISM.org
Tue Mar 30 02:02:18 UTC 2010

Blind Industries and Services of Maryland is 
pleased to announce Independence 2010--a six-week 
residential summer program for blind and low 
vision high school teens. The students of 
Independence 2010 will participate in a fun, 
action packed comprehensive six-week program that 
will focus on learning the nonvisual skills which 
are essential for teens to successfully 
transition from high school to college or 
employment. Students of Independence 2010 will 
live in apartments supervised by adult blind 
mentors/instructors who will incorporate 
budgeting, maintaining a home, preparing meals, 
doing laundry, and shopping for groceries.

Independence 2010 will include cane travel, 
independent living skills, assistive technology, 
Braille, physical fitness, philosophy class, 
career exploration, and several confidence 
building activities including attending the 2010 
National Convention of the National Federation of 
the Blind in Dallas, Texas. In addition to 
learning the skills of blindness, students will 
have fun learning from successful blind role 
models and participate in exciting confidence 
building activities such as playing goalball, 
attending a summer festival, watching movies 
under the stars, enjoying the Inner Harbor and 
Little Italy to name just a few.

Who can apply:
Legally blind high school students who are 
entering into 10th, 11th , or 12th grades in the 
fall of 2010 and have open cases with their 
state’s vocational rehabilitation agency or who 
have an alternative funding source

The dates of the program are June 20 – August 1, 2010

For more information, application packet, or if 
you have any questions, please email me at 
<mailto:aphelps at bism.org>aphelps at bism.org or call me at 410-737-2642.

Warm regards,

Amy C. Phelps

Amy C. Phelps, CRC, NOMC
Director of Rehabilitation Services

Blind Industries and Services of Maryland
3345 Washington Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21227
Phone: 410-737-2642
Mobile: 410-274-1647
Fax: 410-737-2689
Toll Free: 888-322-4567
E-mail: <mailto:aphelps at bism.org>aphelps at bism.org

Join us for a fun filled evening of Bull, Bull, 
and more Bull at the 
Industries and Services of Maryland Bull and Oyster Roast

Find out more about our summer program for blind 
and low vision high school students 
<http://bism.org/r_youth_TEMP_2.cfm>Independence 2010!

“A frog in a well, can only see its piece of the sky” ~Unknown

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