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American Foundation for the Blind® | National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

Program for the Families Connecting with Families 2012 International Conference

Boston Newton Marriott
July 27-29, 2012

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FRIDAY

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Sessions

8:30 a.m. to Noon

NAPVI Affiliate Parent Leaders' Seminar

Noon to 3:00 p.m.

Exhibitors Set Up

Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Bridge Multimedia Described and Captioned Media Focus Groups for Parents and Kids (Lunch Provided at Meeting)

2:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Registration

2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Overview of Cortical Vision Impairment, CVI; What Every Parent Should Know! with Internationally Recognized Expert, Christine Roman

3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open
Special Sessions for Families and Professionals: Exhibitors Will Showcase Their Products and Resources

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Closes

Dinner on your own

7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Opening Welcome Reception

Keynote Speaker: Marla Runyan, Olympian Track Star Who Happens to Be Visually Impaired

After Dinner Reception (Light Snacks and Beverages)

Family Fun Activities

7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open


SATURDAY

7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Registration

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open
Exhibitors Will Showcase their Products and Resources

8:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Childcare and Children's Physical Activity Programs Opens

8:15 to 8:45 a.m.

Children Drop Off to Children's Program

9:00 a.m.

Children's Programs Begin

9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

General Session

Welcome Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Dr. Lois Smith MD, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

Eye Condition Networking Sessions

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

LUNCH—Pick up children, child and physical activity program closed for lunch

12:45 to 4:45 p.m.

Childcare Open with Children's Activities

1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

FIRST BREAKOUT SESSION—SATURDAY AFTERNOON Section A

A-1

Life after High School (Students w/Multiple Impairments Panel Discussion)

A-2

Preparing for College (Student Panel Discussion)

A-3

Eat Healthy...Be Healthy

A-4

Advocacy and the Expanded Core Curriculum

A-5

Orientation and Mobility for Young Children

A-6

DICAPTA—Described and Captioned Media in Spanish (Spanish Session)

A-7

Low Tech Devices for Low Vision

A-8

Latest Research Findings for Physical Activity for Children with Visual Impairments (English Session)

2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

SECOND BREAKOUT SESSION—SATURDAY AFTERNOON Section B

B-1

Transition from School to Supported Employment

B-2

Tangible Symbols—Communicating Without Words

B-3

Physical Education for Children with Visual Impairments; What Every Parent Should Know! (Spanish Session)

B-4

All About iPads

B-5

Having Fun with Braille for Parents

B-6

Keeping It Together for Families

B-7

Early Childhood Intervention

B-8

What's New and Available for Described and Captioned Media in English

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

THIRD BREAKOUT SESSION—SATURDAY AFTERNOON Section C

C-1

What a State Commission f/t Blind Can Offer Your Teen; Transition from School to Employment

C-2

Scholarship Resources for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired

C-3

What's New in "Special Collections" at the Braille Institute for Young Children

C-4

Beneficios de la Actividad Fisica (Benefits of Physical Activity, Possible Barriers & Options for Participation) (Spanish Session)

C-5

Latest Advances with New Technologies for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired

C-6

Siblings Speak Out Panel Discussion

C-7

Overview of Cortical Vision Impairment (CVI)

C-8

Social Skills and Sexuality

4:45 p.m.

Childcare Closes

5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Closes for the Conference

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Bus Transportation to the Perkins School for the Blind Family Program and Cookout

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Family Activities and Cookout
Tours of Perkins School for the Blind

Saturday evening, join us for a fun-filled evening on the Perkins School's campus, where there will be live music by Ben Rudnick & Friends, a catered dinner, a water park and more! Take a tour of the Perkins campus, including the amazing new state-of-the-art Grousbeck Center for Students and Technology. Transportation will be provided throughout the evening. While there is no childcare at this event, there will be plenty of activities to keep them entertained.

8:45 to 9:30 p.m.

Bus Transportation Back to the Hotel


SUNDAY

7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Drop Off Children

9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Childcare and Physical Activities Program Open

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

FOURTH BREAKOUT SESSION—SUNDAY MORNING Section D

D-1

For Dads Only Panel

D-2

Teens Speak Out Panel Discussion

D-3

Low Cost Equipment and Physical Activity as a Tool for Independent Life (Spanish Session)

D-4

New Free Resource for Telecommunications for Individuals who are Deaf-blind

D-5

Learning About Guide Dogs

D-6

What Parents Need to Know to Prepare Kids for Future Employment

D-7

Eat Healthy...Be Healthy (Spanish Session)

D-8

Braille Overview

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Closing Session

Keynote Presentation—Paul Schroeder, Vice President, Programs and Policy Group, AFB

Kids Receive Camp Abilities Certificates

Closing Remarks

11:45 a.m.

Pick Up Children, Childcare and Children's Physical Activities Program Closes

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