Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBE-Q 62(4) Fall 2017

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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7 VIDBE - Q Volume 62 Issue 4 standards. Carlie Rhoades and Deborah spent hours formatting our standards and our literature review documents to present to the larger CEC organization. During the conference in Boston, the work all came together as the documents we re presented to the knowledge and skills committee for review. After that meeting, numerous phone calls were made to continue to refine and polish our documents. They have now been presented to the larger CEC professional standards committee for review a nd preparation for a validation survey. In addition, this last year also saw the fruition of 2 years of work on the constitution and bylaws. Constitution committee chair, Lou Tutt, lead the effort to clean up the structures of the committees and define roles of committee members. This motion passed in our last election and the new structures will be in place as president - elect Amy Parker begins her work with the organization. The updates are now part of the constitution that will be on file with CEC al ong with additional legal paperwork that was finalized to ensure that our division had a good foundation and guidance for the work that we do. Looking back at the work, I celebrate the contributions that so many have made. Without the effort of our boar d and volunteers, our socials and convention would not be possible. So many stepped up to make sure that the proposals were reviewed, the membership table had displays and information about our organization, the social location was scouted, meeting locati ons were found, awards given, and sponsors identified. The board has been amazing. I thank Nicole Johnson and her students for their work on so many convention events. The Visual Impairment and Deafblind Education Quarterly has been published on time th e past 2 years thanks to our editor, Kathleen Farrand. The "Q"

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