[blindkid] presentation suggestions

Andy & Sally Thomas andysally at comcast.net
Tue Feb 17 02:47:36 UTC 2009

Good for you!  Thanks for being a positive blind role model.  It's much 

Sally Thomas

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> 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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