What is the UPBC?

The purpose of the organization is to create a climate of opportunity for blind children in home, school and society; to provide information and support to parents of blind children; to facilitate the sharing of experiences and concerns among parents of blind children; to develop and expand resources available to parents and their blind children; to help parents of blind children gain understanding and perspective through partnership and contact with blind adults; and to function as an integral part of the National Federation of the Blind and the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children in their ongoing efforts to eliminate discrimination and prejudice against the blind and to achieve for the blind security, equality and opportunity.

The membership is open to parents of blind children, educators of blind children and others interested in promoting the purposes of this organization.

We are a division of the National Federation of the Blind which is the largest organization of the blind in the country. Refer to: http://www.nfb.org/

Utah Parents of Blind Children is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

Friday, February 8, 2008


An official website is in the making, but in the meantime welcome to the Utah Parents of Blind and Visually Impaired Children Blog. Here you will find information and resources that will educate and empower. Each parent should have a solid understanding of their rights, roles and responsibilities. Calendar events, articles, opinions, and comments are welcomed and encouraged. It is my hope that we as parents can form a strong network that will make a difference in the lives of our children and those that will follow.

Marla Palmer
President, Utah Parents of Blind Children

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