Future Reflections April 1982, Vol. 1 No. 3

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The January issue printed the poem "Children Learn What They Live". To correct any misunderstandings, we note here that the source given (The Blind Missourian) is not the original source. Where it was first printed we do not know, however we have discovered that the author is Dorothy Law Nolte.


Many persons and organizations responded to the January issue appeal for donations. We appreciate the support, and hope that others will do the same. We are now asking that all checks or money orders be made to: The National Federation of the Blind and be sent to our National office at: 1800 Johnson Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. However, if you are sending in a subscription form to the editor and wish to enclose a donation, the editor will see that the check/cash is forwarded.


There is still time to get your entry in for the "Name the Newsletter" Contest. If you would like a chance to win $200.00, here is what you can do:

1. Mail your entry for the title of the NFB NEWSLETTER FOR PARENTS OF BLIND CHILDREN, before May 15, 1982 to:

Barbara Cheadle, Editor
NFB Parents Newsletter
Box 552
Jefferson City, MO 65102

2. Only one entry per person.

3. The winning contestant MUST be present at the NFB Parents Workshop, Saturday July 3, 1982, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. If the contestant is not present, another winner will be chosen.

4. The entry of the winning contestant will be used as the Official title of our NFB Parents Newsletter.

So think "creative" and send in your entry today!


The American Printing House for the Blind (APH), has available a reading series called Patterns for the young beginning Braille reader. "Excellent", "challenging", "exciting", "fills a great need", are some descriptions of our reaction to this series.

Reading series designed for sighted children do not take into consideration the differences between the Braille and print reading systems. Therefore, Braille contractions would be introduced at random and in uncontrolled numbers. Patterns is the first series we know of that introduces Braille symbols in a controlled sequence and in controlled quantities. Two other advantages include: The excellent development of concepts without the use of printed pictures, and second, the regular classroom teacher, or other individual that works with the child on a regular basis need not know Braille to carry out the program (the child must, of course, receive regular Braille instruction).

The series consists of six levels: Reading Readiness, pre-primer, primer, Book 1, Book 2; and Book 3. However, we understand that only the first four levels are currently available.

The cost of purchasing the series may be available through the A.P.H. Quota money which is channeled through your State Department of Education. For further information, contact your State Department of Education and ask for your A.P.H. coordinator; or write to: American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, Kentucky 40206.

BOX 552

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