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SAVE THE DATE - Spring Conference 2017

  “Believe You Can Achieve” What: Spring Family Conference When: March 31-April 2, 2016           Friday - Sunday Noon Where : Iowa Braille School Campus, Vinton, Iowa Who: Families who have a child with blindness  or visual impairment including families who have children with multiple impairments including those with . . .

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Valentines Available from National Braille Press

These print/braille Valentines are bright, funny, and lots of fun to "decode!" This year's Valentine features a fun play on words: An exuberant green crayon exclaims, "For crayon out loud, happy Valentine's Day!" On the back of the card is a "braille decoder" to help sighted friends and family read the message in braille. The print/braille Valentines are the perfect way to promote . . .

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Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics A lack of snow didn't stop these Olympians from enjoying the great outdoors.  Students not only trekked through nature, but got off the beaten path and wandered through a prairie with no trail.  They tried their hand at bird identification, matching sounds which is how penguins keep track of their young, and made feeders for the wild birds that inhabit the Benton County Conservation area.  Friday . . .

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6th Annual Holiday Party

Let it be Christmas ….. On Saturday, December 3 rd families across the state attended the 6 th Annual Holiday Party at the Iowa Braille School campus.  The children and siblings enjoyed a morning of edible crafts, movies, arts and crafts and games.  Parents were able to socialize with each other and receive information from Family Services and Transition Specialist, Phyllis McGowan on popular holiday games and . . .

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APH InSights National Art Contest and Exhibition

APH InSights, an annual juried competition and exhibition, is organized by APH for artists of all ages with vision loss. International in scope, this project reflects the organizations mission to "promote the independence of blind persons" by encouraging individuals to create original works of art. 294 artists entered the 2016 contest.  This year's international contest includes several entries from . . .

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