[Nfbnet-members-list] The Deaf-Blind are NOT the invisible blind

Jim & Hanne Burton jnhburton at gci.net
Sat Jun 28 23:02:48 UTC 2014



Joe Naulty, President

National Deaf-Blind Division


Reminder of two events designed to educate and improve life for 
current and future NFB members!  This is for families with young 
children, young adults, men and women of all ages above.  Dual 
sensory loss does not discriminate.  It will impact the lives of 
people of all races.  Dual sensory loss does not care if you are well 
or under educated, rich or poor.  This may manifest itself at birth 
or with seniors.  Showing up together or one at a time, it has no 
preferences.  Remember as with vision loss, the entire family is 
impacted by a dual sensory diagnosis.

This is not written to scare but to inform you that those who have 
dual sensory loss have survive and are waiting to demonstrate how 
this too is NOT the end of the world.  Come hear it for yourselves 
and as a newly educated leader you can be prepared for those who come 
to you for help.  You will not only share information you will also 
be aware of the issues the deafblind faces everyday of their lives.

Wednesday July 2 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm


Salon 3, level 2 The Deaf-Blind Division presents informed guest 
speakers on key subjects: operation outreach, development of 
nationwide SSP programs, and iCanConnect deaf-blind equipment acquisition.

Thursday July 3 from 12:30 - 2:30 pm


Salon 3, level 2 Deaf-blind consumers, family members, providers of 
SSP services, and interested members are invited to discuss, meet, 
and interact with others looking for information and answers about 
this growing area of support for deaf-blind consumers.

Come and learn and help educate both the sighted public and other 
disability groups.  You'll be glad you did!

"Jim & Hanne Burton" <jnhburton at gci.net>

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