[BlindKid] upcoming event for families

Coccovizzo,Linda A Linda.Coccovizzo at mcckc.edu
Tue Mar 23 15:24:35 UTC 2021

Zoom codes will be given out Thursday.

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From: BlindKid <blindkid-bounces at nfbnet.org> On Behalf Of Amanda Nachtmann via BlindKid
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Subject: Re: [BlindKid] upcoming event for families

I am but I also got this email so I thought I was going to get a zoom code

On Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 1:25 PM Coccovizzo,Linda A via BlindKid < blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:

> 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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