[blindkid] presentation suggestions

trising at sbcglobal.net trising at sbcglobal.net
Sat Feb 7 16:39:06 UTC 2009

There have been a few messages about doing presentations to expose kids to 
blindness. I have had some opportunities recently to do this. In Texas last 
week, I talked to several classes of first and second graders. I read them a 
book called Mandy Sue day in Braille about a blind girl and her horse. I 
also showed my cane and answered questions. I also talked to about 12 fourth 
grade classes at another school. I answered questions and  read a book 
called Mom Can't See Me from the perspective of a nine year old with a blind 
mom. Here in Ann Arbor, Center for Independent Living has been having me 
volunteer at work shops that expose local fourth graders to different 
disabilities. I read a few pages of a story in Braille, then help them make 
their initials on the Perkins Brailler and again with candy dots. I think 
both myself and the kids have enjoyed our time together. 

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