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NOPBC Holiday Toys and Games for Blind Kids & Teens

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NOPBC Holiday Toys and Games for Blind Kids & Teens
Do you want advice from other parents about what toys your blind child will enjoy playing with. Are you wondering how to make games and toys purchased off the shelf accessible? We discuss all aspects of holiday gift giving for blind and low vision babies, children, teens and even adults! Nopbc.org National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
1:53:38
November 21, 2020
2020 NOPBC Annual Meeting
NOPBC ANNUAL MEETING: Information and Inspiration WELCOME  Carlton Anne Cook Walker, President, NOPBC OPTIONS & OPPORTUNITIES      Anil Lewis, Executive Director, Blindness Initiatives, NFB NOPBC: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE—WHO WE WERE, WHO WE ARE, AND WHO WE WILL BECOMECastellano, Past President, NOPBC; Secretary, NOPBC; Founder, Parents of Blind Children-NJ THE NFB & PEARSON PARTNERSHIPPearson Representatives KID POWER: Living the Life They Want!  Salome Cummins, 4th Grade Student, Missouri; Ian Oliver, 7th Grade Student, AL; Clara Scelsi, 5th Grade Student, AL PARENT POWER: Making It Happen Jeanette Jones, President, CA Parents of Blind Children  Linda Coccovizzo, President, MO Parents of Blind Children KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Virtual Reality vs. Reality Graciela Olivo, 2020 NFB Distinguished Educator of Blind Students Proprietor, St. Lucia Eyesessible Services, Brownsville, TX COMMITTEE REPORTS   ELECTIONS  NOPBC BRAINSTORMING Blind kid  National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
3:04:19
November 9, 2020
Singing for My Supper: Blind Adults Share Stories about Their First Jobs
Singing for My Supper: Blind Adults Share Stories about Their First Jobs Join successful blind adults as they talk about their first adventures into employment. Ask questions to better understand how you can encourage and help your blind teen land a job of her own. Moderator: Melissa Riccobono, Board Member, NOPBC
45:40
November 9, 2020
Let’s Socialize: Accessible, Virtual Ways to Retain Friendships from a Distance
Let’s Socialize: Accessible, Virtual Ways to Retain Friendships from a Distance Learn tips for organizing virtual playdates which will engage your blind child and his or her playmate. Also discuss different online game platforms and apps your blind children can play with sighted friends and family. Instructors: Michelle Murrey, Board Member, NOPBC; Georgie Sydnor, Teacher Candidate in Teacher of Blind Students with Orientation and Mobility add-on, Louisiana Tech; NCUEB
57:32
November 9, 2020
Tech Talk: Choosing a Braille Embosser
Tech Talk: Choosing a Braille Embosser Particularly during these uncertain times, when a great deal of schooling might be done at home, a braille embosser is an incredibly valuable tool. Learn about different types of embossers which are well suited for home use and how having an embosser at home can benefit your child. Instructor: Matt Hackert, Access Technology Specialist, NFB
45:50
November 9, 2020
Tech Talk: Harnessing the Power of the Google Suite of Products
Tech Talk: Harnessing the Power of the Google Suite of Products Can a blind student truly use Google Classroom, Google Docs, Google Forms, and other Google products independently? Get the real info here. Instructor: Nate Kile, Program Director, Alaska Center for the Blind
38:34
November 9, 2020
I Like to Move It: the True Advantages of the Long White Cane
I Like to Move It: the True Advantages of the Long White Cane Does the material the cane is made of really make that big a difference? How about the length of the cane? Isn’t a folding cane just easier than a straight cane? Find answers to all of these questions and more! Instructor: Ben Schuler, NOMC
51:24
November 8, 2020
Counting Sheep: Ways to Help Your Child Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Counting Sheep: Ways to Help Your Child Get a Good Night’s Sleep Some parents of blind children have reported that their children seem to have a great deal of difficulty sleeping. Hear from a doctor who is beginning to conduct the research needed to try to get to the bottom of why this might be. Find out on how to combat sleep difficulties in blind children. Instructor: Dr. David Ingram, Sleep Physician, Children’s Mercy, Kansas City
57:53
November 8, 2020
Let’s Socialize: The Importance of and Techniques for Teaching Your Child Common Physical Movements such as Gestures and Dances
Let’s Socialize: The Importance of and Techniques for Teaching Your Child Common Physical Movements such as Gestures and Dances Instructor: Melissa Riccobono, Board Member, NOPBC
46:23
November 8, 2020
I Like to Move It: Practical and Fun Ways to Include Cane Travel Skills in Everyday Life—Even if You’re Stuck at Home
I Like to Move It: Practical and Fun Ways to Include Cane Travel Skills in Everyday Life—Even if You’re Stuck at Home Blind Kid Blind Students 
44:35
November 8, 2020
Fourteen: It’s a Magical Age
Fourteen: It’s a Magical Age Learn about all of the transition services your child gains access to when he or she reaches the age of 14. Instructor: Maurice Peret, NOMC; Coordinator for Career Mentoring Programs, NFB
47:51
November 8, 2020
Let’s Socialize: Audio-Described Content for Your Blind Child
Let’s Socialize: Audio-Described Content for Your Blind Child Find out what audio description is, how it can help in the enjoyment of movies and TV shows, and how to help your child gain independent access to this content. Instructor: Raul Gallegos, Assistive Technology Consultant and Trainer, RGA Tech Solutions
44:01
November 8, 2020
Tech Talk: Typing, an Essential Skill
Tech Talk: Typing, an Essential Skill Discuss different apps and other methods for teaching and strengthening typing skills for blind children as young as preschool   Instructor: Treva Olivero, TBS; President, North Central Chapter, NFB of LA
41:06
November 8, 2020
I Like to Move It: Encouraging All Types of Movement for Young Blind Children
I Like to Move It: Encouraging All Types of Movement for Young Blind Children
56:32
November 8, 2020
Let’s Socialize: Helping Your Child Learn the “Soft Skills” of Socialization
Let’s Socialize: Helping Your Child Learn the “Soft Skills” of Socialization Get some tips on teaching your child skills that will help him/her in all kinds of situations—from the lunch room to the board room. Instructor: Carol Castellano, Secretary, NOPBC
45:15
November 8, 2020
It’s All About that Braille: Ways to Make Braille Fun for Early Learners and Reluctant Reader
It’s All About that Braille: Ways to Make Braille Fun for Early Learners and Reluctant Reader
48:06
November 8, 2020
It’s All about That Braille: Cracking the Code
It’s All about That Braille: Cracking the Code Learn about and create a Braille cell. Discover the basic pattern of the letters of the Braille alphabet. Learn how to indicate Braille numbers and punctuation.   Instructor: Jackie Anderson, TBS; Board Member, NOPBC
52:53
November 8, 2020
Oh Yes, I Made Mistakes—And Lived to Tell the Tale
Oh Yes, I Made Mistakes—And Lived to Tell the Tale No one has everything together all of the time. Here stories from a successful blind adult who, like so many of us, had to recover and learn from her failures before she could succeed. Instructor: Karen Anderson, Coordinator, Education Programs, NFB
39:59
November 8, 2020
It’s All About that Braille: Embracing the Slate and Stylus
It’s All About that Braille: Embracing the Slate and Stylus An extremely versatile and low-tech tool, the slate and stylus is often overlooked when teaching blind children Braille. Learn all about this valuable writing implement, how you use it, and ways to encourage your child to take advantage of its power.  Instructor: Jennifer Wenzel, Admissions Coordinator, BLIND, Inc.
48:06
November 8, 2020
More About the IEP for Blind Students
More About the IEP Best practices for accommodations, assessments, and service time and  negotiation strategies for blind students. Instructors: Penny Duffy, 1st VP, NOPBC; Melissa Riccobono, Board Member, NOPBC
1:54:34
November 8, 2020
NOPBC IEP WORKSHOP SESSION I IEP 101
NOPBC IEP WORKSHOP SESSION I     IEP 101 Basics of the IEP with an emphasis on specific issues you should pay close attention to when creating an IEP for a blind child. Instructors: Casey West Robertson, TBS; VP, NBPCB; Board Member, NOPBC; Carlton Anne Cook Walker, TBS; Attorney; President, NOPBC
1:24:50
November 8, 2020
2020 NOPBC GENERAL SESSION RECONVENES
NOPBC PRESIDENTIAL REPORT: The Best Reality Show Ever—Real Families of the NOPBC    Carlton Anne Cook Walker, President, NOPBC THE STUDENTS SPEAK: Building & Using Your Blindness Network Trisha Kulkarni, Computer Science, Stanford University; Board Member, NABS; Precious Perez, Music Education and Vocal Performance, Berklee College of Music; NFB of MA Board member; President, MA Association of Blind Students; Qualik Ford, Class of 2020, Parkville High School, MD School for the Blind; President, MD Association of Blind Students CONVENTION 411: How to Optimize Your Virtual Convention Experience  Melissa A Riccobono, Chair, NOPBC Conference; Board Member, NOPBC
1:48:43
September 13, 2020
I Like to Move It: the True Advantages of the Long White Cane
Does the material the cane is made of really make that big a difference? How about the length of the cane? Isn’t a folding cane just easier than a straight cane? Find answers to all of these questions and more! Instructor: Ben Schuler, NOMC
51:24
September 13, 2020
2020 National Organization of Parents of Blind Children SEMINAR OPENING SESSION
WELCOME Carlton Anne Cook Walker, President, National Organization of Parents of Blind Children KID TALK  Mark Riccobono, President, National Federation of the Blind Children can join President Riccobono for an informal chat AWARDS Carlton Anne Cook Walker, Presenter KEYNOTE ADDRESS: NAVIGATING OUR BRAVE NEW WORLD Gabe Cazares, Director, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, Houston, Texas
44:21
August 24, 2020