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A Publication about Visual Impairments and Deafblindness for Families and Professionals

Family Wisdom

All About The Eye Doctor, by Megan Rose Elliott
Abstract: An eight-year-old talented young lady with a visual impairment shares with others what it is like to go for an eye exam.

Coming Home to Disability: One Sibling's Story, by Elizabeth Lewis
Abstract: Through the lens of anthropology, the author shares her journey toward embracing being part of the disability community as both sibling and professional.

The Texas Statewide Conference on Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: A Parent's Perspective, by Molly Roberts
Abstract: A parent shares her and her experience attending the Texas Statewide Conference on Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing with her son.

Travels to San Diego: A Family's Experience at the NOAH Conference, by Andrea Wade
Abstract: A parent describes the benefits of her family attending a national conference that is specific to her child's eye condition. The wide variety of session topics offered strategies to use at school, home and in the community so that her child will be included in activities.

Enchanted Rock Adventure, by Diego and his mom, Veronica Alvarez
Abstract: A proud mom shares her son's story about his rock climbing experience.

Effective Practices

UEB is coming to Texas! (What is it and what does that mean?), by Cyral Miller
Abstract: The Unified English Braille Code (UEB) creates updates to literary Braille in English. Braille readers and teachers need to become familiar with the changes that have been recently adopted.

Intervener Basics: Myth, Legend, and Reality, by David Wiley
Abstract: There are some misconceptions associated with using interveners to provide support to students with deafblindness in educational settings. The author attempts to clarify intervener myths with the realities of the intervener model.

News & Views

Building Statewide Capacity through Electronic Media, by William Daugherty
Abstract: Superintendent Daugherty explores the opportunities and benefits of distance education through broadcast technologies.

Leadership Training, by Barbara J. Madrigal
Abstract: In this article Assistant Commissioner Madrigal discuss how the Division for Blind Services, TSBVI and Educational Services Centers work together to provide quality training to help family members become well-informed competent leaders.

AFB Press Launches NEW book, ECC Essentials: Teaching the Expanded Core Curriculum to Students with Visual Impairments, Press Release
Abstract: This article provides information about a new resource on the ECC available from AFB Press.

2014-2015 TSBVI Outreach Programs Update, by Cyral Miller
Abstract: In this article, Ms. Miller shares information about the new and exciting things happening at TSBV's Outreach.

Deafblind Portal, excerpts from the Council for Exceptional Children DVIDB
Abstract: This article provides information on the deafblind portal on the Council for Exceptional Children's web site.