The NFBGA BELL two week camp ~ July 15 -26, 2013
Parents, grandparents, caregivers and friends – let’s keep Braille alive in our kids and register now for the NFBGA BELL program!
The National Federation of the Blind of Georgia (NFBGA) will hold a two-week Braille training program for blind children from July 15 – 26, 2013. The Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) program is designed to provide blind children and children with low vision ages four through twelve with two weeks of intense Braille instruction via hands-on learning and fun.
The NFB BELL program, which was developed by members of the NFB of Maryland in 2008, brings together successful blind mentors and students, enabling the students to foster a positive attitude about Braille and an understanding that Braille is an invaluable tool for completing a wide variety of tasks. Including Georgia, twenty-one affiliates of the NFB will host the NFB BELL program in 2013.
The program run by NFBGA is being held at The Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI), in Atlanta, GA. During the program, the attendees will become acquainted with how useful Braille can be as an alternative to reading print. They will learn about the Braille code through an engaging combination of arts and crafts, games, outdoor activities, and field trips.
The program will run Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm and will operate similar to a regular school day. The schedule and activities were developed with the individual needs of the children in mind so an IEP would be very much welcomed but not mandatory if you do not wish to provide it. The daily schedule will allow for small group instruction, which provides children with the opportunity for more individual attention. In addition to Braille crafts, games, and other engaging projects, the kids will also enjoy 2 or 3 experience based field trips, beep kickball two afternoons at Piedmont Park and simply a time to interact with their peers.
A parent seminar on the last day which will be Friday July 26th will also accompany the program where parents can learn strategies to support their child in the learning and use of Braille. From this seminar parents can also gain valuable information to aid them in the empowerment of their child as they interact with other parents of blind children and successful blind adults.
Register now: https://nfb.org/bell-program
If you are unable to register online or have any questions/ concerns and need more information please do not hesitate to call me at 404-789-8535 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Parent drop off and pick up is strongly encouraged but transportation to and from a drop off/ pick up point can be provided if required please let me know in advance.
Thank you and we look forward to doing Braille together!