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									         Florida Association for the Education
          and Rehabilitation of the Blind and
                  Visually Impaired



2010 Health and Career FAER

   November 18 – 19, 2010
        Doubletree Hotel
         Tampa, Florida
                           Schedule at a Glance
    Thursday, November 18, 2010
     8:00 am to 5:00 pm           FAER Annual Conference Vendor Hall Open
                                  Woodlands Foyer
     8:00 am to 9:00 am           Morning Break Sponsored by FAER in Woodlands
                                  Foyer (Coffee and Danish)
     9:00 am to 10:15 am          General Session with “State of the State” Presentations
                                  from DBS, DOE, FASB, FSDB, and FSU
                                  Danielle Umstead, USA Paralympic Skier
     10:15 am to 10:30 am         Travel Break
     10:30 am to 12:00 pm         Concurrent Sessions #1 (see session schedule page 5)
     12:00 pm to 1:00 pm          Lunch on your own
     1:00 pm to 2:00 pm           Concurrent Sessions #2 (see session schedule page 6)
     2:10 pm to 3:10 pm           Concurrent Sessions #3 (see session schedule page 7)
     3:10 pm to 3:30 pm           Afternoon Break, Sponsored by FAER in Woodlands
                                  Foyer (Cookies, Iced Tea, and Lemonade)
     3:30 pm to 5:00 pm           Concurrent Session #4 (see session schedule page 8)
                                  Morning break sponsored by FAER in Woodlands
     Friday, November 19          Foyer (Coffee and Danish) beginning at 7:30 a.m.
     8:00 am to 9:00 am           Concurrent Session #5 (see session schedule page 10)
     9:10 am to 10:10 am          Concurrent Session #6 (see session schedule page 11)
     10:10 am to 10:30 am         Break/Travel
     10:30 am to 11:30 am         General Session – Employability Panel Discussion
     11:30 am to 12:00 am         Business Meeting
     12:00 pm to 2:00 pm          Awards Luncheon




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              Special Thanks To
         Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired
         Hillsborough County Public Schools
         Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind
         Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind
         Danielle Umstead
         United States Paralympic Committee
         Tampa Bay Paralympic Sport Club
         Jag Einhorn




          Team                                    Jag
        Umstead                                 Einhorn




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                                         Related Meetings
Thursday, November 18
       5:30 p.m. Meeting for the Orientation and Mobility Specialist in Azalea Room
Friday, November 19
       2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Weekends with the Experts
Saturday, November 20
      8:30 – 4:30 p.m. Weekends with the Experts



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            Doubletree Hotel Conference Center




            FAER VENDOR HALL




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             SESSIONS SCHEDULE
   Thursday, November 18, 2010

   Opening General Session
   9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Cypress and Oakbrook

   Welcoming Remarks
    Sheryl Brown, FAER President
    Kay Ratzlaff and Sylvia Perez, Conference Co-Chairs



   State of the State:
                         Joyce Hildreth, Division of Blind Services
                         Dr. Sandy Lewis, Florida State University
                         Robert Kelly, President of Florida Agencies Serving Adult Blind
                         Suzanne Dalton, Florida Department of Education (FIMC-VI)
                         Carmelina Hollingsworth, Florida School for the Deaf and Blind




   Danielle Umstead, USA Paralympic Skier
                  Danielle is a visually impaired skier whose sight is continually degenerating due to a disease
                  called Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). After battling with the gradual loss of her sight, she took up
                  skiing, which gave her a new perspective on life. "Skiing has given me new meaning and value
                  to life, in more ways than the sport itself," she said. Rob, a long time ski coach, started guiding
                  his wife full time in 2008 after watching her struggle to find a suitable guide for several years.

                  After an outstanding first World Cup season filled with podiums and wins and a successful
                  Paralympics, bringing home some hardware, the Umstead's are ready for 2011. They have set
                  their sights high, aiming for perfection at the 2011 World Championships in Sestriere, Italy. For
                  more information, please visit Danielle and Rob’s website at www.vision4gold.org.



   Nominations for FAER Board
   Laura Brown




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Thursday, November 18, 2010
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Concurrent Session #1

Azalea       Lions World Services for the Blind
             Dr. Larry Dickerson
                Vocational Training and placement options offered to blind and visually impaired individuals at
             Lions World Services for the Blind. The training will include vocational opportunities with the Internal
             Revenue Service, computer technology specializations with Rockwell Marietta, customer service
             employment with AT&T and Assistive Technology Instructor positions in education and rehabilitation
             service agencies.

Birchwood    Transitioning from Cane Skills to Dog Skills
             Lukas Franck and Jay Stiteley representing Seeing Eye
                 This 90-minute, interactive workshop will teach strategies to promote independence. This session
             will focus on translating orientation skills from the familiar cane travel modality into the related but
             distinctly different mode of dog guide travel. Participants will acquire the tools and approaches
             necessary to help travelers transition between the modes.

Cottonwood   Freedom Scientific – PEARL and PAC Mate Omni
             Ron Miller
                An introduction and overview of the newly release PEARL® Portable Reading Solution, including a
             general introduction and a look at the many features this very accurate and highly portable reading
             solution offers. Also, a presentation and overview of the PAC Mate Omni, Windows Mobile based
             notetaker including an emphasis on features and abilities which are especially useful in the classroom.

Oakbrook     The Value of Involvement in Sports for Persons who are Visually Impaired
             Danielle Umstead, United States Paralympic Skier
               The presentation will provide participants an overview of the value and importance of involvement in
             adaptive sports activities for individuals with visual impairments and an overview of the many
             opportunities available to persons who are visually impaired to get involved with adaptive sports.

Timberwood   Navigating the Rapids of Transition
             Sue Glaser, Andrea Wallace, and Alicia Wolfe
                 As educators, counselors and agency providers we are frequently encouraging our students and
             clients to communicate and network in order to be successful and independent. We also have to
             remember to communicate with each other. When school district, community resource providers
             (CRP) and Division of Blind Services (DBS) agencies collaborate and actively communicate with each
             other, our students and clients ultimately benefit. “Navigating the Rapids of Transition” will discuss
             importance of interagency collaboration by highlighting the benefits of year round and summer
             transition programs for teenagers, successful program strategies, and trials and tribulations of starting
             and maintaining a transition program.




12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch on your own




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Thursday, November 18, 2010
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Concurrent Session #2
Azalea       Building Communities for Families through Online Social Networks
             Joe Strechay, Career Connect Program at American Foundation for the Blind
                Join us and discover how FamilyConnect is planning to expand its community through the use of
             social networking tools. Hear the panel discuss what they learned from families and professionals
             through surveys and focus groups that is guiding the development of the next generation of the
             program. National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairment (NAPVI) and the
             American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) have worked together to build a web based program for
             families, FamilyConnect. In its second year the FamilyConnect program continue to expand and has
             become a portal for families to connect with each other across the United States, and indeed the
             globe.

Birchwood    O&M and the Distance Factor
             Mike Brust, O&M Specialist
                The “textbook” for O&M instructors discusses the distance factor. A mobility instructor should vary
             the physical distance between themselves and their student based on the student’s skill level,
             confidence level and goals. Unfortunately, this concept is usually subjective in nature. The presenter’s
             twenty years of experience has provided him with some ideas about determining that distance and the
             importance of making the right choices.

Cottonwood   Diabetes and Self-Care
             Yolanda Cate, MS, OTR/L, CDE
                 Visual impairment can present a barrier to a person’s ability to carry out necessary diabetes self-
             care tasks and to the process of diabetes self-management education (DSME), both of which are
             essential to decrease the occurrence of medical complications and to prevent the progression of
             existing complications of diabetes. Effective self-care management requires persons with diabetes to
             understand and use multiple technologies for glucose monitoring and medication administration as
             well as complex treatment strategies and problem-solving skills. The training will describe an
             integrated, multidisciplinary approach that incorporates an individualized plan for diabetes self-
             management supported by diabetes education required to restore and/or maintain independence in
             diabetes self-management.

Oakbrook     Adult Eye Health
             Dr. Nancy Kirk, Ophthalmology and Vision Services at James Haley VA Hospital
                This presentation will update participants in the latest treatments for macular degeneration and
             other adult eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

Timberwood   Experiential Education/Learning and Vocational Education
             Vocational Services Team from Lighthouse of Central Florida
                 The training that the Vocational Services Team here at Lighthouse Central Florida will be providing
             is based on a symbiotic relationship of Experiential Education / Learning and Vocational Education.
             The presenters will facilitate a variety of activities that engage the attendees in thinking outside the
             parameters of traditional teaching. The activities are designed to encourage participation while
             promoting retention of the target information to the participant. The staff will also provide information
             on how the training can be used for the spectrum of individuals, such as age, ability, and motivation.




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Thursday, November 18, 2010
2:10 PM – 3:10 PM Concurrent Session #3

Azalea        How Can I Get Them to Hear Me??
              Sally Harris, Occupational Specialist and Preschool operator
                 Helping administrators and teachers work together as a team for the child/adult. I use the team
              building skills of experiential learning and encouraging a leadership style for Administrators and
              Teachers. I would be presenting to administrators and teachers that need to work together as a team
              for the child/adult. I use the team building skills of experiential learning and encouraging a leadership
              style for Administrators and Teachers

Birchwood     Dog Guides in the Work Place
              Lukas Franck and Jay Stiteley, Seeing Eye
                  Although "working dogs" have accommodation under the law, it is the handler's responsibility to
              provide management and supervision for the dog in public places as well as in the workplace. What
              follows will address issues of etiquette, discipline, respect of persons and property, and common
              courtesy, with the understanding that safe and effective guide work is always the paramount goal.

Cottonwood Implementing and Facilitation Support Groups
           Wanda Austin, MA, LMHC, NCC
               This session will provide training on Implementing and Facilitating Support Groups. The presenter
           will highlight the mental health benefits of support group participation and present an overview of
           support group concepts. The presentation will also include training on organizing a support group
           program and facilitating an effective group meeting.

Oakwood       Bringing a Dose of Reality to Teen’s Career Goals
              Joe Strechay, Career Connect Program at American Foundation for the Blind
                 How often do your students express very unrealistic career goals? It is time to bring a dose of
              reality to our teens with unrealistic career goals through activities, guided discussions, guest speakers,
              self-assessment, and some good old fashion research. Is a 5'4" visually impaired teen going to play
              basketball in the National Basketball Association? Let us be realistic with our students and help them
              achieve. Join the session and learn about some activities and resources to help pop the bubble.
              Participants will have the opportunity to share their own ideas as well.

Timberwood Hadley School for the Blind – The Florida Connection
           Randy Morgan, Florida Coordinator for the Hadley School for the Blind
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              Between June 1 , 2010 and September 30 , 2011, the Division of Blind Services will be contracting
           with the Hadley School for the Blind to offer all of its coursework for free (including Professional
           Education), as well as to provide a Florida Coordinator. As the Florida Coordinator for the Hadley
           School for the Blind, the presenter will address the courses offered by Hadley. Courses include Adult
           Continuing Education, the High School Program, the Family Education Program, and the Professional
           Education Program as well as the other aspects of Hadley that are pertinent to visually impaired
           Floridians and professionals in the field.




3:10 PM to 3:30 PM FAER Sponsored Break

Woodlands Foyer




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Thursday, November 18, 2010
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Concurrent Session #4a (45 minutes then switch with #4b)

Birchwood     Get That Baby Moving
              Kay Ratzlaff, Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired
                  This session will focus on the importance of movement and play experiences for the infant, toddler,
              or young child who is blind or visually impaired. The participants will gain understanding of the
              interdependence of the visual and motor systems for the appropriate growth and development of both
              systems. Emphasis will be on strategies for providing movement experiences in everyday settings and
              routines.


Oakbrook      Leadership and Advocacy in the Community
              Kim Pawling, Lighthouse of Central Florida
                The goal of the presentation is to inspire individuals to become active advocates in their
              communities, and provide them with ideas for proactive, positive advocacy activities. I challenge
              people to evaluate how quick and easy it could be to expand your circle of influence and encourage
              them to practice leadership and advocacy in their communities, the district, state and national level.


Timberwood    Get Them Moving: Strategies for Adapting Sports for Persons Who Are Visually
Pinewood      Impaired
              Becky Lehman and Allie Lee Pearson, Tampa Paralympic Sport Club
                 The presentation will provide participants an overview of the value and importance of exercise and
              involvement in adaptive sports activities for individuals with visual impairments and an overview of the
              many opportunities available to persons who are visually impaired to get involved with adaptive sports.
              Presenters will provide participants specific simple and low cost strategies for adapting several areas
              of exercise/sports for persons who are visually impaired. Presenters will also provide an overview of
              the Tampa Paralympic Sport Club and others like it in Florida.

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Concurrent Session #4b (repeat from 3:30 pm)

Birchwood     Get That Baby Moving (repeat session)
              Kay Ratzlaff, Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired
                  This session will focus on the importance of movement and play experiences for the infant, toddler,
              or young child who is blind or visually impaired. The participants will gain understanding of the
              interdependence of the visual and motor systems for the appropriate growth and development of both
              systems. Emphasis will be on strategies for providing movement experiences in everyday settings and
              routines.

 Oakbrook     Leadership and Advocacy in the Community (repeat session)
              Kim Pawling, Lighthouse of Central Florida
              The goal of the presentation is to inspire individuals to become active advocates in their communities,
              and provide them with ideas for proactive, positive advocacy activities. I challenge people to evaluate
              how quick and easy it could be to expand your circle of influence and encourage them to practice
              leadership and advocacy in their communities, the district, state and national level.

Timberwood Get Them Moving: Strategies for Adapting Sports for Persons Who Are Visually
Pinewood   Impaired (repeat session)
           Becky Lehman and Allie Lee Pearson, Tampa Paralympic Sport Club
           The presentation will provide participants an overview of the value and importance of exercise and
           involvement in adaptive sports activities for individuals with visual impairments and an overview of the
           many opportunities available to persons who are visually impaired to get involved with adaptive sports.
           Presenters will provide participants specific simple and low cost strategies for adapting several areas
           of exercise/sports for persons who are visually impaired. Presenters will also provide an overview of
           the Tampa Paralympic Sport Club and others like it in Florida.


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Friday, November 19, 2010
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Morning Break Sponsored by FAER
                  Woodlands Foyer

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Concurrent Session #5
Azalea       Business Enterprise Programs at Division of Blind Services
             Bill Findley, Division of Blind Services
                 The Florida Division of Blind Services licenses eligible blind persons to operate food vending
             stands on federal, state, and private properties under the federal Randolph-Sheppard Act and the
             state Little Randolph-Sheppard Act (section 413.051, Florida Statutes). The Division’s Business
             Enterprises Program is responsible for administration of training, licensing, permitting, and operations
             oversight related to the establishment and maintenance of the vending facilities. There are, presently,
             approximately 140 licensees under the Program. Food vending stands include vending machines,
             snack bars and cafeterias.

Birchwood    Trekker Breeze: A Navigational Solution Anyone Can Use
             Patrick Turnage and Lesa Kretschmer, Florida Reading and Vision Technology
                 An examination of the Trekker Breeze, a self-contained GPS solution for people who are blind or
             who have low vision from HumanWare and distributed by Florida Reading and Vision Technology, Inc.
             The training will provide a discussion of the devices benefits to a first time GPS user and will explain
             the methodology behind the devices design and under what circumstances it is a good selection and
             solution for a student

Cottonwood   Aloha Braille
             Sue Glaser, Coordinator of Florida’s Braille Challenge Program
                  “Aloha Braille” is the theme for the 2011 Florida Braille Challenge events. The first Florida Braille
             Challenge event took place in Tampa in February 2008 with 19 registered students. It has since
             grown to cover South Florida in Ft. Lauderdale, North Florida in Tallahassee, and continues in Tampa
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             for Central Florida. In 2010, nearly 70 braille readers in Pre-K through 12 grade were registered
             across the state! This valuable competition not only motivates students to improve their Braille literacy
             skills, it provides a valuable peer and family support network, recognizes students for their
             accomplishments, and ultimately prepares students for future careers. According to a statistic on
             Braille Institute of America’s website, “Approximately 90 percent of blind jobholders in the United
             States are braille literate.” This statistic illustrates the importance of literacy skills to employability.
             Find out how teachers, parents, school districts, Division of Blind Services agencies, Community
             Resource Providers, and the community can support Florida’s braille readers to help them prepare for
             and attend one of the three events.

Oakbrook     O&M and the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC)
             Mickey Damelio, Florida State University
                This session will discuss how to incorporate the rest of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) into
             O&M with students, improving not just their ability to travel, but their ability to function in the world
             along with their sighted peers. The ultimate goal is to set them up for long term success as an adult.

Timberwood   Low Vision – What’s it all about?
             Robert Scannell, Eschenbach
                 This is a session for a hands-on work shop for assessment and products. The session covers
             demographics, definitions and products. After this course the attendees should have a better
             understanding of who has low vision, what causes low vision, how to assess the needs of the visually
             impaired person and what products are appropriate for the task trying to be accomplished for the
             client.




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Friday, November 19, 2010
9:10 AM – 10:10 AM Concurrent Session #6
Azalea       Career Connect
             Joe Strechay, American Foundation for the Blind
                 AFB CareerConnect brings innovation through virtual offerings including: webcasts for
             professionals; courses for teens, adults, and professionals; and with fun and exciting content that YOU
             will not want to miss! Don't be left behind!

Birchwood    Assistive Technology for the School Day
             Patrick Turnage and Lesa Kretschmer, Florida Reading and Vision Technology
             An examination of the various technologies employed by students, with a specific examination of the
             applications in a school day setting. The solutions are offered from various AT companies and are
             supported and distributed by Florida Reading and Vision Technology INC. The training will provide a
             discussion of our solutions and what benefits they offer to a student. It will explain the methodology
             behind the solutions design and under what circumstances they are a good selection and solution for a
             student.

Cottonwood   Talking Books – Florida Talking Book Library
             Susan Roberts, Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library
                This presentation will cover the services provided by the Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book
             Library Services. Included will be a discussion of the qualifications for the program, the program
             parameters, the program services and an opportunity for questions.


Oakbrook     Pediatric Eye Care
             Dr. Derek Hess
                Discussion will center of various pediatric eye diseases with an emphasis on new treatment for
             Nystagmus. Attendees will have a working knowledge of common pediatric eye disease and be able to
             explain to other teachers and parents. Attendees learn of new treatments and procedures for some of
             the pediatric eye diagnoses such as nystagmus. There will be time for questions and answers.

Timberwood   Improving Your Professional Health and the Health of the Profession
             Sandy Lewis and Mickey Damelio
                We plan to describe the health of the personnel preparation program in visual disabilities at Florida
             State University and provide a prognosis for its future well-being. Participants will increase their
             understanding of the current programs and courses being offered to prepare professionals who serve
             individuals with visual impairments in the State of Florida.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM General Session

Oakbrook     Employability Panel Discussion
                Laurel Brown, will facilitate a panel discussion featuring persons who are visually impaired and who
             are currently “successfully employed”. Panel members include Debbie Hietala, Enrique Oliu, Darren
             Porter, and Eva Truelock.
             Topics will include:
             The importance of:
             1) Braille literacy
             2) Assistive technology skills and use
             3) Orientation and mobility skills
             4) Appropriate social skills
             5) Psycho-social adjustment to visual impairment
             6) Self-advocacy skills




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Friday, November 19, 2010
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM FAER Business Meeting

Oakbrook
                                    AGENDA

                              November 19, 2010
        1. Call to Order                   Sheryl Brown
        2. Approval of Minutes             Linda Stasik
        4. Treasurer’s Report              Gene Newcomb
        5. Committee Reports
           a. Legislative                  Donna/Suzanne
           b. Membership                   Joyce Hildreth
           c. Scholarship                  Karen Kane
           d. Awards                       Amy Johnson
           e. Newsletter                   Sylvia Perez
           f. Conference                   Kay Ratzlaff
        6. Old Business
        7. New Business
           a. Elections                    Laura Brown
           b. Approval of Amended Bylaws   Sheryl Brown
        8. Adjournment



        12:00 PM – 2:00 PM AWARDS Luncheon
        Banyan


              Opening Remarks; Sheryl Brown, FAER President

              Entertainer: Jag Einhorn

              Lunch




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               Memoriam

               Awards Presentations

       2009 Awards:
       Outstanding Rehabilitation Professional for the Blind
       The OUTSTANDING REHABILITATION PROFESSIONAL FOR THE BLIND AWARD is for the
       Rehabilitation or Orientation and Mobility Specialist, working primarily with blind or visually
       impaired adults in Florida, who has made an outstanding contribution in service to these
       individuals.

       Most Promising Visually Impaired High School Seniors
       This award is for a 2009-2010 High School Senior who has shown achievement through
       school and community involvement and academic accomplishments as well as by
       overcoming obstacles as necessary to obtain independence and self-sufficiency.


       2010 Awards
       News-Media Award
       The NEWS-MEDIA AWARD is for an individual or organization involved in the
       dissemination of information to the public about blindness. Nominees may include TV and
       radio stations, newspapers, advertising agencies, author, etc. Nominees will have
       produced or disseminated articles or programming which enhances public awareness of
       issues and information concerning a person or persons who are blind or visually impaired.

       Most Promising Visually Impaired High School Seniors
       This award is for a 2010-2011 High School Senior who has shown achievement through
       school and community involvement and academic accomplishments as well as by
       overcoming obstacles as necessary to obtain independence and self-sufficiency.

       Outstanding Educator of the Blind
       This award is for the Teacher, Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Professor, or
       Administrator of Educational Services who has made a significant impact on or
       contribution to teaching blind or visually impaired children in Florida.

                                    Special Recognition Awards




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                              Vendors
                           Woodland Foyer
              Thursday, November 18, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

     Beauty and Health Institute of
     Tampa                            Magnifying Aids
     11309 Countryway Blvd, Suite B   Tosha Geary
     Tampa, Florida 33626             727-526-2020
      (813) 749-1815                  tosha@MagnifyingAids.com
     inforbeautyhealth@aol.com
                                      Magnifying America
     Eschenbach Optik                 John Palmer
     Cell: 727-366-0051               (954) 597-3200
     Office: 800-487-5389 ext. 308
                                      Magnifying Solutions
     Florida Reading & Vision         magnify@tampabay.rr.com
     Technology                       (727) 204-0402
     736 NE Third Avenue
     Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304         Social Security Administration
     (800) 981-5119                   Francisco.Torano@ssa.gov
     lesa@floridareading.com          (813) 228-2093 Ext. 3061

     Freedom Scientific               The Seeing Eye
     11800 31st Court, N              P.O. Box 375
     St. Petersburg, FL 33716         Morristown, NJ 07963
     (800) 444-4443 x1141             P: 973-539-4425
     www.freedomscientific.com        info@seeingeye.org
                                      www.seeingeye.org
     Guiding Eyes
     611 Granite Springs Rd.
     Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
                                      Vanda Pharmaceuticals
     800-942-0149                     9605 Medical Center Drive, Suite 300
     www.guidingeyes.org              Rockville, MD 20850
                                      Jillian.Nickel@vandapharma.com
                                      (240)599-4509
     Hadley School for the Blind
     randy@hadley.edu
     (904) 444-3792
                                      Vision Associates
     www.hadley.edu                   295 N.W. Commons
                                      Loop, Suite 115-312
                                      Lake City, FL 32055
     Jewerly in Braille               PHONE (407) 352-1200
     Kelly Fehr                       www.visionkits.com
     www.jewerlyinbraille.com
     kellyfehr@comcast.net
     (631) 875-3558




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                    Presenters
            2010 Career and Health FAER

Wanda Austin, MA, LMHC, NCC                          Laurel Brown
Lighthouse of Pinellas                               Lighthouse for Visually Impaired and Blind
waustin@lighthouseofpinellas.org                     lbrown@lighthouse-pasco.org
Mike Brust                                           Dylan Buhain
Visually Impaired Persons of Southwest Florida       Lighthouse Central Florida
mbrust@vipcenter.org                                 dbuhain@lcf-fl.org
Yolanda Cate                                         Mickey Damelio
OT Rehab Solutions                                   Florida Sate University
ycate@otrehabsolutions.com                           mdamelio@fsu.edu
Larry Dickerson                                      Bill Findley
Lions World Services for the Blind                   Division of Blind Services
ldickerson@lwsb.org                                  William.Findley@dbs.fldoe.org
Lukas Franck                                         Sue Glaser
The Seeing Eye                                       FSU, SDHC, Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind
lfranck@seeingeye.org                                sglaser@fsu.edu
Sally Harris                                         Dr. Derek Hess
Circle C Ranch Academy                               All Children’s Hospital
Sally8429@aol.com
Dr. Nancy Kirk                                       Lesa Kretechmer
James Haley VA Hospital                              Florida Reading and Low Vision
                                                     lesa@floridareading.com
Becky Lehman                                         Sandy Lewis
Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay                           Florida State University
beckylehman@gmail.com                                slewis@fsu.edu
Ron Miller                                           Randy Morgan
Freedom Scientific                                   Hadley School for the Blind
ron@freedomscientific.com                            Randy@hadley.edu
Kimberly Pawling                                     Kay Ratzlaff
Lighthouse Central Florida                           FIMC-VI
kpawling@lcf-fl.org                                  kratzlaff@fimcvi.org
Susan Roberts                                        Bob Scannell
Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library   Eschenbach
SUSAN.ROBERTS@DBS.FLDOE.ORG                          rscannell@eschenbach.com
Jay Stiteley                                         Joe Strechay
The Seeing Eye                                       Career Connect/ American Foundation for the Blind
jstiteley@seeingeye.org                              JStrechay@afb.net
Patrick Turnage                                      Danielle Umstead
Florida Reading and Low Vision                       United States Association of Blind Athletes
lesa@floridareading.com                              (USABA)
                                                     www.vision4gold.org
Andrea Wallace
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
andrea.b.wallace@gmail.com




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           journal articles.

      Career Opportunities -- Whether beginning your career, moving to a new city,
       or looking to advance your career, AER members have access to the latest job
       openings in the field through a subscription to AER’s Job Exchange.
      Education Opportunities -- At chapter events, division meetings, at the
       Biennial International Conference, as well as through AER’s Teleseminar series.
      Publications and Resources -- AER's indispensable publications and resources
       include "Preschool Orientation and Mobility Screening," "The Computerized Braille
       Tutor," "Rehabilitation Teaching Braille Textbook Review," "A Parent Perspective
       on Schools for Students who are Blind and Visually Impaired," and many others.
       New in 1999 are "Strategies for Developing Mathematics Skill in Students Who
       Use Braille," and the "Computerized Nemeth Code Tutor."
      Discounts - AER members receive discounts on special AER publications, certain
       AFB publications, conference registration fees, car rentals and hotel discounts,
       education programs, and certification fees through the Academy for Certification
       of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP).
      Insurance Programs -- A professional liability insurance program is available to
       AER members, along with a comprehensive insurance program package with
       many other important insurance coverages, administered by Forrest T. Jones &
       Company.
      Scholarships -- AER provides two scholarships to students who are legally blind
       and are studying for a career in the field of services to the blind or visually
       impaired. The scholarships are named in honor of William and Dorothy Ferrell.
       They are awarded in the even number years.

With all these great benefits, why wait? Join AER today!

http://aerbvi.org or www.FLAer.org



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