Blind Beginnings Calendar

Virtual Parent's Night Out

September 15, 2022

Parents are invited to a workshop to gather around a common topic that may be relevant to their experience raising a child who is blind or partially sighted. Parents are welcomed to meet other parents who are also raising a child with a visual impairment and to establish a network of support, once a month. Workshop topics have been included in the past are 'What is the role of a Teacher of the Visually Impaired?', 'Independent Living Skills in the early years' or 'Preparing your child for Kindergarten'.

This month's workshop will be presented by guest speaker Adam Wilton, Program Manager at PRCVI and ARC-BC.

September Workshop
- Do Giraffes Eat Pizza? Supporting Concept Development for Blind and Low Vision Learners

Concept development receives a great deal of attention in early learning programming for blind and low vision children. Join us for the next virtual Parent's Night Out where we'll talk about concept development and why it's so critical for school readiness and how it can be supported at home, school, and in the community. We will talk about some of the implicit assumptions made in visuo-centric learning environments and how to centre and celebrate the experiences of blind and low vision learners while also working with them to fill in conceptual gaps.

If you have a workshop suggestion, feel free to contact us!

When: Typically the second Thursday of every month from 7-8:30 pm PST
Where: Blind Beginning's Zoom Room

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