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 1. The CEC is really made up of many small organizations. This is a benefit and a challenge to us. It is interesting to note that the CEC is a membership organization that has many active smaller organizations that are affiliated with it. The CEC is governed by an elected board who hires an Executive Director, who manages a paid staff. Currently the CEC has about 20 paid staff members who manage operations for the organization in Alexandria, Virginia. Did you know that DVIDB is its own non-profit organization? This means while our DVIDB Treasurer, is responsible for submitting our tax forms, it also means that we may take action on matters that are related to our fields' specific interest. One current example of this is that DVIDB supported our community in its development of the Cogswell- Macy Act. The CEC has a policy of not supporting legislation that it perceives as outside of larger IDEA efforts, but noted that we, as a Division, may support legislation according to our own processes with our elected Board and membership. We will describe more about this specific issue in another "take-away" but suffice it to say that we have some independence of voice, which gives us a way to represent the needs of our constituents both within CEC and in the world. Another benefit and challenge is that we engage in our own marketing of our Division. Nicole and I learned from Alex Graham, the 32

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