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January 2012 • Volume 106 Number 1

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Print edition page number(s) 58-63

FEBRUARY 2012

16-17 * Illinois Chapter of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) Annual Conference.

Schaumburg, IL. Contact: Diane Finn, conference chair, Illinois AER; e-mail: <dfinn@thenia.org>; web site: <http://il.aerbvi.org>.

8, 9, 15, 16, 22 * Literary Braille Refresher Class.

Vancouver, WA. The webinar will take place from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on the dates listed and is available to anyone with the 2009 Literary Braille Refresher Course for Teachers and Transcribers, by Risjord. Contact: Sherry Hahn, digital learning coordinator, Washington State School for the Blind, 2214 East 13th Street, Vancouver WA 98661; phone: 360-696-6321, extension 133; web site: <www.wssb.wa.gov/Content/offcampus/DistanceLearning.asp>.

17-19 * Abilities Exposition.

Atlanta, GA. Contact: Abilities Expo, 2601 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 200, Santa Monica, CA 90405; phone: 310-450-8831; e-mail: <info@abilitiesexpo.com>; web site: <www.abilitiesexpo.com>.

23-24 * New Mexico Chapter of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) Annual Conference.

Albuquerque, NM. Contact: Vicki Chapman-Buchignani, president, New Mexico AER; e-mail: <canewalker@q.com>; web site: <http://nmaer.org/>.

MARCH 2012

16-17 * North Carolina Chapter of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) Annual Conference.

Raleigh, NC. Contact: Susan Purdy, treasurer, North Carolina AER; e-mail: <purdysus@person.k12.nc.us>; web site: <www.ncaer.net>.

21-23 * Virginia Chapter of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) Annual Conference.

Williamsburg, VA. Contact: Gail Henrich, conference chair, Virginia AER; phone: 757-547-8095; e-mail: <gailbraille@verizon.net>; web site: <http://virginia.aerbvi.org>.

22-23 * DC/Maryland Chapter of AER Annual Conference.

Ocean City, MD. A preconference workshop will take place March 22: "An Intervention Continuum for Learners With Visual and Multiple Impairments: SLK, SAM, and Tactile Connections." Contact: Ray Peloquin, president, DC/Maryland AER; e-mail: <repvision@hotmail.com>.

28-April 1 * Aging in America: 2012 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging.

Washington, DC. Contact: American Society on Aging, 833 Market Street, Suite 511, San Francisco, CA 94103; phone: 800-537-9728 or 415-974-9600; e-mail: <info@asaging.org>; web site: <www.asaging.org>.

29-31 * Texas Chapter of AER Annual Conference.

Texas. Contact: Julie Prause, president, Texas AER; e-mail: <juliep@txaer.org>; web site: <www.txaer.org/Conferences/conferences.htm>.

APRIL 2012

11-13 * Dakotas Chapter of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) Annual Conference.

Aberdeen SD. Contact: Paul Olson, conference chair, Dakotas AER; phone: 701-795-2717; e-mail: <polson@nd.gov>.

11-14 * Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Exposition.

Denver, CO. Contact: Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; phone: 888-232-7733 or 703-620-3660; web site: <www.cec.sped.org>.

13-18 * National Federation of the Blind Leadership and Advocacy in Washington, DC (LAW) Program.

Washington, DC. Twenty-four students aged 12-16 will be accepted to attend the LAW program. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2012. Contact: Natalie Shaheen, LAW Program, National Federation of the Blind, 200 East Wells Street, at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, MD 21230; phone: 410-659-9314, extension 2312; e-mail: <nshaheen@nfb.org>; web site: <www.nfb.org/LAWProgram>.

18-20 * Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) Spring Vision Conference: "Sharing the Vision, Shaping the Future."

Grantville, PA. Contact: Sister Meg Fleming, chair, Pennsylvania-Delaware AER Spring Vision Conference; e-mail: <APLucy01@nni.com>; web site: <www.penn-delaer.org/conferences.html>.

22-27 * Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting.

Fort Lauderdale, FL. Contact: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Suite 250, Rockville, MD 20852; phone: 240-221-2900; e-mail: <arvo@arvo.org>; web site: <www.arvo.org>.

MAY 2012

14 * New Jersey Chapter of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) Annual Spring Conference.

Princeton, NJ. Contact: Karen Markey, president, New Jersey AER; e-mail: <karenm14@verizon.net>.

14-15 * Arkansas Chapter of AER 2012 Conference.

North Little Rock, AR. Contact: Stephanie Smith, treasurer, Arkansas AER, 250 Great Falls, Conway, AR 72032; web site: <http://ar.aerbvi.org/index.htm>.

JUNE 2012

27-30 * Annual American Optometric Association Congress and American Optometric Student Association Conference.

Chicago, IL. Contact: American Optometric Association, 1505 Prince Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone: 800-365-2219; web site: <www.aoa.org> or <www.optometrysmeeting.org>.

30-July 5 * National Federation of the Blind National Convention 2012.

Dallas, TX. Contact: National Federation of the Blind, 200 East Wells Street, at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, MD 21230; phone: 410-659-9314; web site: <www.nfb.org>.

JULY 2012

6-14 * American Council of the Blind Convention.

Louisville, KY. Contact: American Council of the Blind, 2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 650, Arlington, VA 22201; phone: 800-424-8666 or 202-467-5081; web site: <www.acb.org>.

12-15 * National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation 14th National Conference.

St. Louis, MO. Contact: National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH), P.O. Box 959, East Hampstead, NH 03826; phone: 800-473-2310 or 603 887-2310; web site: <www.albinism.org/noahevents.html>.

17-21 * 2012 Association on Higher Education and Disability Conference.

New Orleans, LA. Contact: Association on Higher Education and Disability, 107 Commerce Center Drive, Suite 204, Huntersville, NC 28078; phone: 704-947-7779; e-mail: <ahead@ahead.org>; web site: <www.ahead.org>.

18-22 * Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) Biennial International Conference.

Bellevue, WA. Contact: John Kelly, AER 2012 International Conference committee chair, John J. Kelly Vision Consulting, 4410 Whispering Hills, Chester, NY 10918; phone: 845-469-8626; e-mail: <jkelly@jjkvc.org>.

OCTOBER 2012

11-13 * 144th Annual American Printing House for the Blind Annual Meeting of Ex Officio Trustees and Special Guests.

Louisville, KY. Contact: American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206; phone: 800-223-1839 or 502-895-2405; e-mail: <info@aph.org>; web site: <www.aph.org>.

24-27 * Academy 2012: American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting.

Phoenix, AZ. Contact: American Academy of Optometry, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 506, Rockville, MD 20852; phone: 301-984-1441; e-mail: <aaoptom@aaoptom.org>; web site: <www.aaopt.org/meetings>.

NOVEMBER 2012

4-6 * New York Chapter of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) 27th Annual Conference.

White Plains, NY. Contact: Michelle Campbell, president, New York AER; e-mail: <mcampbell40@rochester.rr.com>; web site: <http://nysaer.aerbvi.org>.

MARCH 2013

19-23 * Aging in America: 2013 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging.

Chicago, IL. Contact: American Society on Aging, 833 Market Street, Suite 511, San Francisco, CA 94103; phone: 800-537-9728 or 415-974-9600; e-mail: <info@asaging.org>; web site: <www.asaging.org>.

APRIL 2013

3-6 * Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Exposition.

San Antonio, TX. Contact: Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; phone: 888-232-7733 or 703-620-3660; web site: <www.cec.sped.org>.


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