SPECIAL FOCUS ON EDUCATION
Notes from the Front Lines—Frances Mary D'Andrea, print edition page(s) 587-588
Education Issues in Brief: A Gift from the Fellows of the National Center on Leadership in Visual Impairment—Jane N. Erin and Mark Richert, print edition page(s) 588-590
Highly Qualified Personnel and Implications for Teachers of Students Who Are Visually Impaired-Tilly R. Steele, Lynn Fox, and Beth Harris, print edition page(s) 590-592
Least-Restrictive Environment for Students with Visual Impairments-Derrick Smith and Tiffany Wild, print edition page(s) 592-593
Personnel Shortage and Caseload Management of Students with Visual Impairments: Children at Risk-Sharon Summers, Laurel Leigh, and Jennifer Arnold, print edition page(s) 593-594
Teachers of Visually Impaired Students As Providers of Related Services? "Supportive Services" versus "Specially Designed Instruction"-Lori Johnson and Holly Lawson, print edition page(s) 595-596
The Expanded Core Curriculum for Students Who Are Visually Impaired-Heather McDonough, Eric Sticken, and Stacy Haack, print edition page(s) 596-598
High-Stakes Testing and Implications for Students with Visual Impairments and Other Disabilities-Kim Zebehazy, Elizabeth Hartmann, and Julie Durando, print edition page(s) 598-601
The Future of Leadership in the Field of Visual Impairment-Shawn Sweet-Bernard and Donna Brostek, print edition page(s) 601-603
A Call to Action: Are We Ready for Related Services? Do We Want To Be?—Kay Alicyn Ferrell and Sharon Zell Sacks, print edition page(s) 603-605
Learning and Using Print and Braille: A Study of Dual-media Learners, Part 1—Kelly E. Lusk and Anne L. Corn, print edition page(s) 606-619
Divergent Development of Gross Motor Skills in Children Who Are Blind or Sighted—Michael Brambring, print edition page(s) 620-634
NEWS AND FEATURES
Editor's Page, print edition page(s) 579
A Look Back, print edition page(s) 580-586, continued on page 605
From the Field, print edition page(s) 635-636
News, print edition page(s) 636-637
Calendar, print edition page(s) 637-640
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ATIA 2007 CONFERENCE (8th year)
SHOWCASING EXCELLENCE IN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
January 24-27, 2007
Caribe Royale All-Suites Resort * Orlando, Florida USA
Register by November 20, 2006 and SAVE with the early-bird rate!
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"I was a first-time attendee at ATIA 2006 and have recommended to my coworkers that we all attend next year. I was impressed with the range of topics and disabilities covered."
"I came back to work with many ideas and much inspiration and have already started to implement and share how AT can help our students."
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Who Should Attend?
* AT Consultants
* Government Personnel
* Occupational Therapists
* Rehabilitation Specialists
* Physical Therapists
* Special Education Directors
* Speech-Language Pathologists
* AT Specialists
* Researchers and University Personnel
* Consumers, parents, advocates and anyone interested in AT
* IT/Accessibility Professionals
Why Attend ATIA 2007?
* Network with nearly 2,000 individuals in the AT community
* Choose from more than 250 educational sessions and hands-on labs
* Explore new products and services from 120+ top industry vendors
Trade Show Open to the Public for Free on Saturday, January 27!
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Families Connecting with Families
IN THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA
July 13-15, 2007 * Omaha, Nebraska
A national conference covering all aspects of raising and educating a child with a visual impairment, the 2007 FCF conference will include:
* Interactive sessions and panel discussions to address parents' most pressing interests: braille, social skills, college preparation, getting a first job, children with low vision or additional disabilities, & much more
* Networking with other families and professionals
* Daycare for children
* Activities designed especially for teens
* Fun for the whole family: a trip to Omaha's world-class Henry Doorly Zoo and a pioneer-style Family Cookout with campfires, music, and stories of the Wild West
THE 2007 CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT:
Hilton Omaha * 1001 Cass Street * Omaha, Nebraska 68102
National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
American Foundation for the Blind
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