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

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Why Are You Trying to Make That Child Blind?

The NFB's National Convention was recently held in Detroit during the first week of July. Some of the highlights of the convention are the family seminars, activities, and network opportunities the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC). The Utah Parents of Blind Children is a division of this organization. Carol Castellano, is the current President of the NOPBC and gave an excellent speech during the general session. I encourage every parent that has a visually impaired child to listen.

You can listen to this speech by going under "Favorite Articles" on the right hand column and clicking the title link.


LutzFam said...

I've heard these things with my family. I don't understand the difference between Braille and Spanish, or Sign Language and French. Why is it OK to teach your child another spoken language but not anything else?

Becky said...

Just found your blog - its beautiful. Braille is such an essential tool -- would have appreciated if had of learned it as a child... rather than now as a adult.

Palmer Family said...

Becky, welcome and thanks for your feedback!! I have met you but it's been a while. On the right side of the main page I have "blind mentors" listed with a link. Do you have a link to your profession?