The National Federation of the Blind of Illinois Presents a Seminar for Parents and Teachers
“Dare to Make a Difference”
Saturday May 11, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 P.M. – Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Chicago O’Hare
On Saturday, May 11, 2013, the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois will hold its annual parents’ seminar at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Chicago O’Hare, 6600 Mannheim Road, Rosemont, IL 60018. The seminar will be a day-long event consisting of meetings for teachers and parents of children with visual impairment or blindness. Topics will include socialization, education, assistive technology, development of requisite blindness skills, and much more.
Children ages three to eleven are invited to participate in Kids Camp. This all-day program will provide children with the chance to try new activities and to meet other young people who are also visually impaired or blind.
Young people between the ages of twelve and eighteen may take part in The Teen Scene. This program is run by our Illinois Association of Blind Students for young people.
Cost: $30 adults, $15 ages 12-18, and $10 for ages 3 to 11, including box lunches. Overnight accommodations are available for $99 at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites by calling (877) 786-9480. Indicate that you are asking for the National Federation of the Blind rate. For those traveling from outside the Chicago-metro area, financial assistance may be available. Please apply through the Chappell Memorial Awards at www.nfbofillinois.org on or before April 20th, 2013
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is a 50,000-member organization that works to insure the full participation of blind people in all aspects of society. The National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC) is a division of NFB that has been helping to spread a positive message about vision loss to parents for more than twenty-five years.
If you would like to attend the seminar, please submit the registration form by May 1. For more information, please contact Debbie Kent Stein at (773) 203-1394 or email@example.com. Vision impairment can be reduced to a nuisance with proper training. Please come and learn how.
2013 Parent Teacher Seminar Application (Microsoft Word Format)
Chappell Scholarship Application (Rich Text Format)
Flier for Parents (Microsoft Word Format)
Flier for Teachers (Microsoft Word Format)