Texas

The NFB BELL Academy will offer two locations in Texas this year.

Primary Contact

Norma Crosby
Phone: 281-968-7733 
Email: ncrosby@nfbtx.org

Location #1: Alvin

National Federation of the Blind of Texas 
1600 E Highway 6, Suite 215 
Alvin, TX 77511 

Monday, 06/17/2019 to Friday, 06/21/2019 
8:30 am to 3:30 pm 

The fee to register for this program is $150.00 per child. The HHS Blind Children's Program may be able to assist parents with this cost. Please consult your caseworker and refer them to the state coordinator if they have questions. If your caseworker agrees to pay the tuition for this program, ask them to send service authorizations to ncrosby@nfbtx.org. The vendor number they should use is 1-742056167-6-000. If your child does not have an open case with the Blind Children's Program, give us a call to discuss other payment possibilities. We will work with parents if money is an issue. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2019. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. So register early. Lunch will be provided by the program each day. However, if your child has special dietary needs, please discuss this with program staff prior to the beginning of the academy. In some cases, it may be necessary to pack a lunch for your child if he/she has dietary needs that we cannot accommodate. No transportation will be provided. 

While class does not begin until 8:30 am, parents are welcome to drop their children off as early as 8:00 am if that is necessary.

To register for this location, please visit the national NFB BELL Academy page

Program Coordinator: Louis Maher
Phone: 713-444-7838 
Email: ljmaher03@outlook.com 

Location #2: Pharr

Hampton Inn and Suites 
300 W Nolana Loop 
Pharr, TX 78577 

Monday, 07/29/2019 to Friday, 08/09/2019 (Weekdays Only)
8:30 am to 3:30 pm

The fee to register for this program is $300.00 per child. The HHS Blind Children's Program may be able to assist parents with this cost. Please consult your caseworker and refer them to the state coordinator if they have questions. If your caseworker agrees to pay the tuition for this program, ask them to send service authorizations to ncrosby@nfbtx.org. The vendor number they should use is 1-742056167-6-000. If your child does not have an open case with the Blind Children's Program, give us a call to discuss other payment possibilities. We will work with parents if money is an issue. The deadline for applications is July 1, 2019. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. So register early. Lunch will be provided by the program each day. However, if your child has special dietary needs, please discuss this with program staff prior to the beginning of the academy. In some cases, it may be necessary to pack a lunch for your child if he/she has dietary needs that we cannot accommodate. No transportation will be provided. 

While class does not begin until 8:30 am, parents are welcome to drop their children off as early as 8:00 am if that is necessary. Field trips may be scheduled during the week. If special clothing or other supplies are required for those trips or any other part of the program, parents will be notified in advance.

To register for this location, please visit the national NFB BELL Academy page

Program Coordinator: Eunice Santos
Phone: 956-331-3707 
Email: eunice.santos73@yahoo.com