Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

AFB Leadership Conference 2017

Drawing of Washington DC monumentsVirginia AER and the American Foundation for the Blind have combined forces to bring you an exciting conference with sessions and activities especially designed for TVIs. Register at the following link:
Thursday, March 2nd, will include a day-long Education Summit, addressing some of the most challenging concerns in our field:
  • Learning media - assessing, deciding, and providing
  • Intersection of visual impairment with autism and other disabilities
  • Convergence insufficiency/binocular vision disorders
  • TVIs' roles - professional, political, and practical changes and variations
We will spend time concentrating on updates and input for the Council for Exceptional Children's TVI licensures standards - this is your chance to provide feedback that will shape the TVI profession for years to come!
As the conference continues, sessions on Friday and Saturday will provide invaluable information (and CEUs!) for vision professionals, including:
  • Orientation and Mobility
    • Triangulation: Planning for Impactful O&M Services for School-Age Students with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities
    • O&M for Babies Birth to 3: The Hows and Whys
  • College and Career Preparation
    • Building and Crossing the Bridge from Education to Vocational Rehabilitation Services
    • Transition to Work
    • Preparing for Transition to Adult Life-It Begins Earlier Than You Think!
  • Accessing the Core Curriculum
    • A Culture of Accessibility in the Sciences: Teaching and Learning Science in the Context of Blindness and Visual Impairment
    • Teaching History the Accessible Way: Exploring the Helen Keller Archive
  • Early Childhood
    • Working with Babies (Birth to 3) with CVI-Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment: A Session for All Professionals Working with Babies with CVI
    • Toddler Canes: An Innovation in Addressing the Mobility with Vision Impairment Needs of New Walkers with Congenital/Early Onset Visual Impairment
  • And more!
    • How Technology Can Enhance Spatial Cognition
    • Autism and Visual Impairment: Using a Collaborative Model to Develop Goals and Teaching Strategies through the Lifespan

Event Date: 

Mar 02, 2017 to Mar 04, 2017

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