[BlindKid] upcoming event for families

Coccovizzo,Linda A Linda.Coccovizzo at mcckc.edu
Mon Mar 22 17:45:01 UTC 2021

If you are a parent interested in attending the MO Parents of Blind Children seminar Friday evening, please email me contact info, so I can get that meeting information to you:
linda at coccovizzo.com
 Here is a note from Jenny Carmack about the happenings this weekend for our kiddos.

Hello Friends and Families;

The National Federation of the Blind of Missouri will be holding its 59th annual state convention next weekend (March 26 - 28).  This year's convention will be held virtually.  Our "Anywhere and Everywhere" Convention contains several events/activities for the whole family.  I would like to take this time to invite you to some of these events, even if you are not registered for our convention. All of these events have been planned and implemented by our Cane Drivers group (blind Missouri teens ages 13 - 19 yrs) and the Missouri
Association of Blind Students (MOABS).   Below is a description of the
events and the date and time for each.

Parents of Blind Children Seminar, Friday March 26th 6:00 - 8:00 PM - This seminar is for anyone who knows or cares about a blind child, Melissa Riccobono will be the guest speaker and there will be a discussion panel focusing on the topic of eyesight loss/changes throughout childhood.

Science Lab  March 26th 6:00 - 7:00 PM - This activity is designed for the younger students, Ashley, with Independent Science, will talk about all things science and have a fun science experiment for students to participate in.  (Participating in the experiment is not required to be a part of this activity, but for those who would like to take part in the experiment you will need; a empty disposable water bottle, a funnel, vinegar, baking soda, a cookie sheet, and a balloon).

Raising Confidence and Self Advocacy March 26th 7:00 - 8:00 PM - This interactive activity is designed for older students, there will be a guest speaker and participants will go into breakout rooms and perform skits/improvs centered around different life scenarios and ways to confidently advocate for yourself when faced with these types of situations.

Life After High School, What's Next?  March 26th 8:00 - 9:00 PM - This discussion panel is for older students.  There will be a panel of blind students who have chosen different paths after high school, they will talk about their challenges, how they over came them and what they learned  there will be time for questions from participants.

Tech Talk March 27th 5:15 - 7:00 PM - This question answer session is about various apps and technology that we use everyday, different ways to use them, and how they can be beneficial.  Bring your questions and comments about technology.

The Zoom links for each of these events will be emailed out on Thursday March 25th.  Please feel free to reach out to me if you need more information or if you  or your student  is interested in joining either the Cane Drivers or MOABS groups.

Have a great weekend!
Jenny Carmack
NFB of Missouri 2nd Vice President
jcarmack314 at gmail.com
call or text: 314-239-9776
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