[Nfbnet-members-list] Human Services Division: Reflecting the Flame Passing the Torch

Merry Schoch merrys at verizon.net
Thu Jun 19 20:58:16 UTC 2014

Greetings from the NFB Human Services Division!

           As President Maurer passes the torch 
to a new president, the NFB’s Human Services 
Division feels it is only fitting to recognize 
the leader of the third generation of 
Federationists in a classic way! In honor of Dr. 
Maurer, we will offer you a commemorative coffee 
mug. This large 11 oz. mug will feature a 
portrait of Dr. Maurer in the 4th floor 
Conference Room of the Jernigan Institute. Above 
his photo is the year he took office   “1986”, 
Below this date are the words “Reflecting the 
Flame”, the title of one of his many impressive 
banquet addresses. Below his portrait are the 
words “Passing the Torch” and the date “2014”. On 
the opposite side of the mug from the portrait is 
the new NFB logo in full color. These mugs will 
be available at the Human Services table (B-18) 
and at our meeting (see information below) for 
only $10.00. These limited edition coffee mugs 
will sell out, so don't wait too long to get yours!

           The Human Services Division is a 
strong & proud division of the National 
Federation of the Blind whose members are blind 
professionals in the human services field or 
aspiring to work in this field, such as social 
workers, mental health counselors, psychologists, 
genetic counselors, music therapists, 
rehabilitation counselors, doctors, nurses, 
health care  practitioners, , and other human 
services related fields. Our meeting will be held 
in Salon 19, Level 2 of the Rosen Hotel & 
Convention Center. Registration and a trivia 
contest will be held from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Our 
meeting will begin promptly at 2:00 P.M. and 
feature exciting presentations about our efforts 
to implement accessible electronic health records 
(EHR) by Lauren McLarney, an introduction to the 
Diagnostic & Statistical manual of Mental 
Disorders (DSM-5) by J.D. Townsend, LCSW, , and 
overcoming the challenging phrase in so many job 
announcements, “Driver license required” by 
Millie Rivera, a Federationist who works for the 
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 
(EEOC)!  Merry Schoch  will discuss the work the 
Division is doing  to improve the accessibility 
to licensing and other credentialing examinations 
& courses.   Scholarship winners will introduce 
themselves and talk about their goals and aspirations in the field.

The National Federation of the Blind’s Human 
Services Division is the leader in policy, 
education, and advocacy for blind professionals 
in the human service fields! Our influence and 
strength are the result of our robust 
membership.   If you are not a member of the 
NFB’s human Services Division, you are invited to 
join our ranks and support our goal of Living the 
Life You Want as a blind human service 
professional. Membership in the Human Services 
Division also makes you a member of the National 
Federation of the Blind. Joining is painless and 
simple. Our dues are only $5.00 annually. You can 
join and pay your dues at our registration table 
outside our meeting room, at our exhibit hall table, or by sending them to

J.D. Townsend, LCSW, Treasurer


1598 Riverside Drive

             Holly Hill   FL   32117

For more information about the NFB’s Human 
Services Division, please visit our website at


or by calling 813-625-1850. I look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

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With warm regards,

Merry Schoch, MSW, RCSWI, President

National Federation of the Blind Human Services Division


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