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

Thursday, April 30, 2015

National Federation of the Blind of Utah's 2015 convention.

Have you ever wondered what  the difference is between a 504 plan and an IEP? Has your child's TVI ever suggested removing your child from an IEP and putting them on a 504 plan?

Our guest speaker this year, Chantel Alberhasky, will be speaking about the difference between a 504 plan and an IEP and what that means for your child.

Deja Powell will also be speaking about a dance class that she will be offering for blind and visually impaired kids.

The annual meeting of the UPBC will be on Saturday morning, May 2nd at 10:00 a.m.

Saturday afternoon at the convention will be filled with great information concerning blind children. Please come for our meeting and stay for the day.

Click here for more information about the 2015 convention

We hope to see you there!

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