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AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

American Foundation for the Blind Leadership Conference 2012*

and the

Florida AER Statewide Conference

*Formerly known as the Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute (JLTLI)

May 4-5, 2012 (pre-conference May 3)
Tradewinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach, FL
Hotel rate $149 + tax (single or double)
Transportation to Tradewinds

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  • $175 for Friday and Saturday conference events
  • $100 one day
  • $75 for one-day pre-conference May 3

Full agenda now available. Topics will include:

  • Leadership and program administration
  • Creating and protecting specialized services
  • Orientation and mobility
  • Assistive technology
  • Low vision
  • AFB programs
  • Deaf-blindness
  • Expanded core curriculum

We will also feature the AFB Access Awards on Friday and the Migel Medal Award ceremony on Saturday.

ACVREP clock hours will be available.

Florida AER conference is running concurrently with sessions geared to service providers.

Parents are welcome and the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) will be holding a meeting on Saturday.

Pre-Conference Strands, May 3

$75 for full day, free for families.


  • Orientation and mobility
  • Employment
  • Technology

Hotel Reservations

More information about hotel reservations is available here. Reservations must be received on or before Monday, April 1, 2012 to receive the group rate. To make a reservation please call (800) 808-9833 and mention the AFB Leadership Conference.

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