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

Monday, November 30, 2009

Opportunities Galore

If you are on the UPBC email list, you are probably darn sick of the plethora of emails I have sent out. There are some amazing opportunities for blind and visually impaired children and teens coming up in the Spring and Summer. Spread the word, mark your calendars and apply if you have any interest.

Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest (now- January)
UFB Braille Challenge Book Club (now-March)
Utah Braille Challenge- March 5, 2010 (deadline February 5)
NFB Junior Science Academy (ages 8-12)-July 28-August 1 or August 4-8th (deadline March 1)
NFB Law Program (ages 12-16)- April 16-20 (deadline February 1)

Please contact me at: palmermommy@q.com if you want more information or a direct link.