White Cane Dinner October 13, 2015 Gondolier Pizza Restaurant in Paducah, KY
KY School for the Blind and West KY Educational Cooperative will be hosting a White Cane Dinner in recognition of October as Vision Awareness month. There are 130,800 Kentuckians with a visual disability (National Federation for the Blind). A diagnosis that leads to low vision or no vision does not put an end to a person’s dreams and desires.
The White Cane dinner will be held on October 13, 2015, at the Gondolier Pizza Restaurant located at 415 Jordon Drive Suite A in Paducah, KY. This address is behind Kentucky Oaks Mall. The dinner will begin at 5:30pm with the meal chosen from the menu on your own. At 6:30pm a program will be presented by Office for the Blind counselors, Nancy Harper and Ron Devillez. Their presentation will be about new programs at OFB and also an update on the services for students and adults. Also presenting will be Mitch Dahmke, Family Resource Specialist at KY School for the Blind. His presentation will be on resources for parents of students with vision loss. There will also be time to ask questions to Office for the Blind or KY School for the Blind representatives.
The public is invited to this event. The following professions may be interested in attending; social workers, rehab counselors, educators, persons who have vision loss, family and friends of persons with vision loss, and medical providers.
The white cane in our society has become one of the symbols of a blind person’s ability to come and go on his own. Its use has promoted courtesy and special consideration to the blind on our streets and highways. To make people more fully aware of the meaning of the white cane and of the need for motorists to exercise special care for the blind persons who carry it Congress, by a joint resolution approved as of October 6, 1964, has authorized the President to proclaim October 15 of each year as White Cane Day.
PLC Meeting for Teachers of Blind and VI October 26, 2015 UK Center in Princeton, KY
Our second meeting for the year will be a Make-it/Take-it session making tactile books. Registration for the training is at www.wkec.org under trainings. Nona Walker, Lana Dockery, and Robbin Cox will instruct in making several tactile books. Most materials will be furnished to participants.
The training will be at the U KY Education and Research Center located at 1205 Hopkinsville Road in Princeton, KY The time for the event will be 8:30am to 2:30pm. Special education teachers and related service personnel are encouraged to attend.
VIPS Family Retreat & KSB Parent Conference November 13-14, 2015 KY School for the Blind in Louisville, KY
Registration is open NOW for the 2015 VIPS Family Retreat & KSB Parent Conference. Save the date, November 13 and 14!
The conference will be h eld on November 13 and 14 at KSB. We will begin on Friday with registration, family dinner, activities for the childre, and an inspirational speaker. On Saturday, we will continue witht he Parent Conference, Kids Camp and Respite. We have exciting speakers prepared for the day on topics of interest to families with children from birth to 21! This year all of hte events will be held at KY School for the Blind located at 1867 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, KY.
We only have room for 50 families so don't delay! Register now @ www.vips.org or call Martha Hack @ 502-498-2926 with questions.