[blindkid] Which conference?
melissa at riccobono.us
melissa at riccobono.us
Tue Mar 8 12:49:28 UTC 2016
I am working on workshops for the parents at the convention, and there is a wonderful group of people planning youth track activities for kids ages 11-18. Convention will offer so much--it always does. There is a Style show where blind kids can model an outfit on a runway. There will most likely be hands on science activities, tactile art, and much more. As plans become firmed up in the next month or so, we will definitely be posting agendas for the parent seminar and also Youth Track here on the list. Also, on March 16, we will be having a conference call where we will be discussing the convention and all it has to offer families.
If you are planning to come to the national convention, make sure you arrive June 29. That way you will be able to be ready to hit the ground running with the parent conference which begins early on the morning of June 30. (The Youth Track activities begin then as well.)
Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope to meet you and your daughter in Orlando!
From: blindkid [mailto:blindkid-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Traci W via blindkid
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2016 8:27 PM
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Cc: Traci W
Subject: Re: [blindkid] Which conference?
Thanks. My kids are lucky enough to have other friends and adults around them with VI's... Do they have sessions she might like or a daycare situation?
Sent from my iPhone please pardon bad spelling!!
> On Mar 7, 2016, at 7:06 PM, Sarah Thomas via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> The NFB convention has activities for kids that age. Also, having the opportunity for your child to meet other blind kids can be very enlightening at that age. My son (and our family) began attending the NFB convention when he was 5. He made some friends who have been very important in his life. I’d highly recommend attending the convention. Maybe the whole convention would be a bit much (we were exhausted meeting so many new people and learning new things) but my bias is towards attending as much as you can. It’s empowering to see blind kids and blind adults getting out and doing all the things you want your kid to do.
> Sally Thomas
>> On Mar 7, 2016, at 5:59 PM, Traci W via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> I'm feeling the need to go to a national conference... FFB has a conference but is this more treatment focused and NFB has a conference. Would taking a 11 year old be good or no?
>> Sent from my iPhone please pardon bad spelling!!
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