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Subject: FREE Seminar "Transition Through the Ages"   

Source: Stephen Barr, Assistant Commissioner

Intended Audience: Parents and educators of children who are blind or visually impaired

Date: February 22, 2013

The Blind Task Force of Missouri is pleased to offer parents and educators a one-day seminar focused on effective transitioning for children and youth who are visually impaired/blind.  The Summit will include a keynote speaker, break-out sessions, and a luncheon speaker.  Topics include: The Importance of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC), Exploring Low Vision Through the Use of Simulators, Transition in the Early Years, Transition and the IEP, College Readiness, Least Restrictive Environment, Technology for VI/Blind, Braille Code, Rehabilitation Services for the Blind, and Lighthouse for the Blind.   

The Summit will be held Monday, April 29, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center, 2601 South Providence Road, Columbia, MO 65203.

For registration information, contact Diana L. Lawson at (573) 722-3584 ext. 110 or 117 or email dlcat44@yahoo.com.  Registration information is also available at http://www.msb.dese.mo.gov/.  Seating is limited, early registration is advised.  Registration deadline is April 15.  Childcare will not be provided for this event.

Funding partners for this event are Missouri School for the Blind, Rehabilitation Services for the Blind, Missouri Council of the Bind, St. Louis Society for the Blind, Lighthouse for the Blind, and Missouri Guide Dog Users.