[blindkid] MD State Convention Parent Educator Workshop Day

SUSAN POLANSKY sepolansky at verizon.net
Sun Oct 10 00:51:34 UTC 2010

          A Seminar for Parents and Educators of Blind Children 
                               Friday October 22, 2010  
                  Double Tree Hotel, Annapolis Maryland
Friday, October 22nd  
8:45-9:15      Registration 
9:15- 9:30          Welcome 
9:30-10:45        Concurrent Sessions
A.      EBook Technologies and theBest Formats
Ann Taylor and Wes Majerus; Technology Access Team, Jernigan Institute, National 
Federation of the Blind
Mike Tyndal; Humanware
B.       Tips to Help Students with Multiple Disabilities Reach Their Full 
  Karen Frank
     10:45-11:00       Break
11:00-12:30       Using The IEP Process to Change Problems into  
                 Opportunities presented by Carlton Anne Cook Walker
                 Carlton is the mother of a nine year old blind daughter, serves 
as a Teacher of Students who are Blind/Visually Impaired and holds National 
Certification Literary Braille. She is also a licensed attorney who maintains a 
small solo practice. Carlton serves as Second Vice President of the National 
Organization Parents of Blind Children, and as a board member on the 
Pennsylvania Advisory Committee for Blind Persons
      12:30 - 1:45     Lunch on your own
 1:45-3:15          Concurrent Sessions
A.      Developing Social Skills to Reduce Problems and Promote Opportunities
The Elementary Years: Barbara Cheadle, President Emeritus National Organization 
Parents of Blind Children
The Teen Years: Melissa Lomax and Nikos Saley
B.       Developing Tactile Skills to Reduce Problems and Promote Opportunities:
Karen Frank Director Infant and Toddlers Program and Early Childhood 
Coordination, Special Education Inclusion Facilitator, Assistant Principle 
Maryland School for the Blind
      3:30-4:30         Anyone Can Learn Braille, How About You?
                 Bob Watson Treasurer Maryland Parents of Blind Children Owner 
of Braille Enterprises

More information about the BlindKid mailing list