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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; Lorem Ipsum Dolor Spring 2016 2 Question: What is your favorite subject in school? What are some things your teachers do to make school fun and engaging? Paloma: My favorite subject is science. I loved my fifth grade teacher Mrs. Ferraro. She had a good attitude all the time and she was really encouraging. She rewarded us with class Dojo points and "Mrs. Ferraro's fortune". Question: Paloma, you were recently honored with one of CEC's Yes I Can awards for your leadership in Florida. (Read more about it here: http://www.cec.sped.org/About-Us/CEC-Award- Programs/Yes-I-Can-Awards/Celebrate). Why do you think that being an advocate or a voice for students, particularly students with visual impairments or deafblindness is important? Paloma: Advocacy helps bring attention to big issues for people in need. Question: What is a favorite memory or experience you had from the CEC convention in St. Louis? Paloma: My favorite moment was meeting the Yes I Can Recipients, especially Riley and Alex. Question: Paloma and Elizabeth, you recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to be a part of the CEC leadership and legislative summit. We have seen some great stories coming out about your work on the Hill. Tell us a story about your visit to the Hill. What will you remember? How would you describe the experience to others? 13

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