Division on Visual Impairments


A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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VIDBE-Q Volume 66, Issue 2 22 Actively involved in leadership, Dr. Griffin-Shirley has served in many national leadership capacities and has been active as a member of the Board of Directors for CEC's Division of Visual Impairments. She has received numerous national and regional awards for her work. Dr. Griffin-Shirley has also been active in personnel preparation internationally. She has taught for the Northeast China Normal University, Changchun Peoples Republic of China for The Carter Center and Bhoj Open University in Bhopal, India as a Fulbright Scholar. Additionally, she has presented at several International Mobility Conferences. Dr. Griffin-Shirley was first introduced to the field of O&M when working at a summer camp run by the Carroll Center for the Blind. She saw O&M specialists working with adults who were blind; she later attended Boston College where she got her Master's degree with a specialization in O&M. According to Dr. Griffin- Shirley, one of the best parts of working in this field is getting to empower individuals who have visual impairments to be, and do, all that they want. And, along with this, is the wonderful opportunity to get to know people on a personal level, establishing life-long friendships. In summary, Nora is a consummate professional who has been a role model for many. She has been a strong, consistent contributor to the field of O&M and has had a positive influence on countless professionals and people who are visually impaired.

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