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

Sunday, March 4, 2012

2012 NFB BELL Program

2012 NFB BELL ProgramRiley Phelps of the Utah BELL session smiles next to his Braillewriter.
Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning

When: June 11-22, 2012

Where: USDB Salt Lake Campus, 1655 E. 3300 S., Salt Lake City

Description: The goal of this program is to provide children ages 4-12** with two weeks of beginning Braille instruction through fun, hands-on learning and activities. The program is designed to run Monday through Friday for approximately 5 hours. With the addition to crafts, games, and other engaging projects, children may also enjoy field trips to sites related to the BELL curriculum. The BELL Program is in it's 3rd year in Utah. Past participants, parents, and instructors are open to share their experience if you would like more information.

**In order to provide quality services, this program will be limited to a maximum of 10 students. Parents will be notified by BELL Program Directors by April 30, 2012 if your child has been accepted into the program.

Please click here for to complete the application.

Should you have any questions please contact Wendy Bybee at wendy@thebybees.net.

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