A Seminar for Parents and Teachers of Blind/VI Children

Saturday, September 29, 2007
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Youth Temple
Pilgrim Pathway & McClintock
Ocean Grove, NJ 07756


Parent $25; Professional $50;
Blind/VI child FREE; Other children $10

Register early & save: $5 off per adult if we
receive registration by Sept. 15

Continental breakfast, lunch, child care,
and children's programs all included!

Join us in Ocean Grove at a wonderful facility
just steps away from the ocean.

We'll have a day of information, inspiration,
and new ideas—just in time for school!

Come meet new families and blind/visually impaired adults.
After the Seminar, relax and take a walk on the boardwalk or beach.

* Skills and Tools for Classroom Success
* IEP Goals for Real Progress
* High Expectations
* The Role of the Commission
* Independent Movement & Travel
* Low Vision
* Behavior and Social Skills
* Ideas for Children with Additional Disabilities
* Your Child's Legal Rights
* Developing Advocacy & Self-Advocacy Skills
* How Can Your Child Get "The Look"
* Life after High School

Mark Riccobono, Executive Director of the NFB Jernigan Institute, Baltimore, MD, will be our special guest. With experience as Director of the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Director of Education at the Jernigan Institute, Mark has a track record of innovative thinking regarding the education of blind/VI children. Blind himself, Mark will share his wisdom and ideas for raising and educating our blind/VI children. Mark is married to Melissa, an elementary school guidance counselor and brand new mom, who also happens to be blind and who will be joining us for the day. We will also hear from Dep. Commissioner Jim Smith of the NJ Dept. of Human Services. Our guests are all strong advocates for greater opportunities for blind children.

The Braille Carnival will feature braille-related games and activities led by members of the NJ Association to Promote the Use of Braille.
The music of "Guitar Bob" will have the kids hoppin' and boppin' along. An experienced children's entertainer, Guitar Bob studied Early Childhood Education and got his start at Camp Marcella!

Directions: Parkway South to Exit 100 B or Parkway North to Exit 100. Take Rt. 33 East to end. Make left onto Rt. 71, then right at 1st light onto Main Ave. Make left onto Central, then left onto McClintock. There is street parking.

By Train: NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line to the Asbury Park-Ocean Grove Station. Visit www.njtransit.com for further info. Check www.oceangrovenj.com for additional directions & a great map.

For further information:
Contact Carol Castellano, POBC-NJ President, at:
973-377-0976 or blindchildren@verizon.net.

Please print out this page and fill out the form below. Feel free to photocopy this form to share with other families and teachers.

Registration Form



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