American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults
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       Special Issue: The Individualized Education Plan (IEP)       2017 NFB CONVENTION

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Child Care in Orlando

by Carla McQuillan

Three girls play in an inflatable ball pit.Children between the ages of six weeks and twelve years are invited to attend child care during convention sessions this summer. The children will be divided into groups by age, with appropriate toys, games, and activities available to each group. Child care is staffed by qualified, experienced teachers, including Michelle Chacon, a certified teacher of blind children.

Child care will be open during all general sessions of the national convention; the NOPBC Conference on Monday, July 10; and Division Meeting Day on July 12. It will also be open during the convention banquet on Saturday, July 15.

Throughout the day, the preschool and elementary-school children in child care will engage in a variety of activities. Additional activities this year will include hikes to the on-site fishing lake. There will be a blind fisherman to help the children learn to fish using alternative techniques. This hotel also has large grassy areas for water play and field games.  

For registration information and additional details regarding the program, please visit The registration deadline is June 15, or as space is available. See you in Orlando!

*Important: The National Organization of Parents of Blind Children is working hard to schedule engaging activities for all children in child care. These activities will include a community service project, music and movement, sports, science, and more! A full list of child care activities will be posted on our website, and will also be available in our convention agenda.

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