[Nfbnet-members-list] National Association of Blind Rehabilitation Professionals Meeting

Roane, Melody (DBVI) Melody.Roane at dbvi.virginia.gov
Tue Jun 25 18:09:47 UTC 2013



“Focus on Results That Work!”

“However beautiful the strategy, you should 
occasionally look at the results.”­Winston Churchill

2013 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Rosen Centre Hotel, Salon 7, level 2

Melody Roane, President


1:00-2:00:  Registration ($5.00) and networking opportunity

2:00-2:10:  Welcome, introductions and 
announcements­Melody Roane, President, National 
Association of Blind Rehabilitation 
Professionals; Director, Virginia Rehabilitation 
Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired, Richmond, Virginia

2:10-2:30:  A Keynote Presentation­Tools for the 
Journey:  Building a Solid Foundation for 
Success­Amy Buresh, Vocational rehabilitation 
counselor, Nebraska Commission for the Blind and 
Visually Impaired, Lincoln, Nebraska; president, 
National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska; 
Board member, National Federation of the Blind

2:30-2:40:  Focus on Presentation:  Public 
Speaking and Reading Fluently Aloud Using an 
Audible Teleprompter­Bruce Gardner, Senior 
Council, PenacleWest Capital Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona

2:40-2:50:  Focus on Effective Self-Defense for 
the Blind­Elizabeth L. Myska, Esquire JD LLM, New 
England 1TOUCH regional coordinator, Worcester, Massachusetts

2:50-3:00:  The Bookshare Strategy In Promoting 
Employment­Allison Hilliker, Bookshare Collection 
Development Associate, Tempe, Arizona

3:00-4:00:  I Feel Like We’re Not Getting 
Anywhere!:  Focus on Successful Strategies When 
Working with Individuals Who Have Traumatic Brain 
Injuries­Imelda Llanos, MS Visual Disabilities, 
OTR/L PM&R Vision Impairment Clinic Program 
Manager, Polytrauma/TBI Vision Rehab Clinic, 
James A. Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa, Florida

4:00-4:30:  Getting Results with Deaf Blind 
Clients: How Customized Employment can generate 
successful employment outcomes­Conchita 
Hernandez, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, 
Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually 
Impaired, Lincoln, Nebraska; Kimberley Barber – 
M.S., Program Planner 2, Business Development 
Specialist, Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation 
Services, Iowa Self-Employment (ISE) Program, Des Moines, Iowa

4:30-4:50:  A Round Table Discussion of Critical 
Issues In the Rehabilitation Field

4:50-5:00:  Job announcements, wrap-up and adjourn

Current NABRP Board members:

President­Melody Roane, Virginia
First Vice President­Shawn Mayo, Minnesota
Second Vice President­Julie Deden, Colorado
Secretary­Pamela Allen, Louisiana
Treasurer­Amy Buresh, Nebraska
Board Position 1­Brook Sexton, Utah
Board Position 2­Jane Lansaw, Texas
Board Position 3­Jennifer Kennedy, Virginia
Board Position 4­Maurice Peret, Maryland


The purpose of the National Association of Blind 
Rehabilitation Professionals is to promote 
rehabilitation practices, policies and 
legislation that emphasize positive attitudes, 
high expectations and a belief in blind 
individuals to live full, productive and 
independent lives.  The National Association of 
Blind Rehabilitation Professionals also 
encourages research into rehabilitation issues 
and practices that will lead to more effective 
strategies to make the dreams of blind people a reality.

To join the NFB’s listserv for rehabilitation 
counselors, go to nfbnet.org and select “rehab” 
from the list of listserv topics.

If you would like to join the listserv for 
Training Center professionals, please send an 
e-mail to 
<mailto:melody.roane at dbvi.virginia.gov>melody.roane at dbvi.virginia.gov 
expressing your interest in joining this particular listserv.

For any comments or suggestions regarding the 
NABRP, please e-mail melody.roane at dbvi.virginia.gov

Melody Roane, Director
Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind & Vision Impaired
401 Azalea Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23227
Phone: 804.371.3323
Email: <mailto:melody.roane at dbvi.virginia.gov>melody.roane at dbvi.virginia.gov
Worldwide Web: <http://www.vrcbvi.org>http://www.vrcbvi.org

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