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

Saturday, April 13, 2013

2013 NFB of Utah State Convention/UPBC Workshop

**Announcement**  NFB of Utah State Convention , May 2, 3 & 4 Provo

We are very excited about the upcoming NFBU State Convention!  This is an incredible opportunity to network with other parents and meet successful blind adults living in our community.  Can't attend both days?  The UPBC is sponsoring a workshop on Friday, May 3rd. 

 "Assess Your Knowledge on Assessments" (6-8pm)  Participants will learn that an IEP is only as good as the assessment it’s based on. You will hear the unique expertise and perspective of a Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) who is also a school psychologist. Become better prepared for discussing your child’s IQ and academics assessments that are intended for sighted students. Board Elections will also be held.

Attached you will find the Utah Parents of Blind Children flyer with more information on the Vendor Fair and the UPBC workshop.  To register for the NFB convention, visit www.nfbutah.org.  Please email the parent seminar registration.

 E-mail the Parent WORKSHOP registration form NO LATER THAN April 26th
 Julie Ledford
 President, Utah Parents of Blind Children
Childcare will not be provided, however there are childcare stipends available to support parents.  If you are interested in the available childcare stipend or would like more information.  Please contact Julie Ledford.

Registration at the NFB Utah Convention is required to attend the workshop.  Cost is $5 per adult or $10 for a family. Please visit www.nfbutah.org for a registration form and to learn more about exciting convention highlights.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the convention!

The Utah Parents of Blind Children Board