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2021 ACB Virtual Conference

Plans are coming together for a great virtual conference and convention to be held July 16 through July 23, 2021.  We learned much from our 2020 virtual conference and convention and we are working hard to apply that knowledge to 2021!

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Registration will remain open to June 28, 2021, but before you register, there is an important task each of you must undertake if you plan on registering:

  • ACB is moving ever closer to a singular login and password that will apply to all ACB websites and web-based functions.
  • If you intend on registering for the convention this year, please go to https://members.acb.org/ to create your ACB account.  Select “CREATE AN ACCOUNT” and complete the profile information requested.  You will need to create a new username and password (if you wish, you can use the same username and password you used for past conventions when creating this new account).
  • There is one exception: If you registered for the ACB Holiday Auction in December 2020, you have already created an account and you do not have to do so again.
  • If you have problems or questions regarding this process, please call the Minnesota Finance Office at 612-332-3242.
  • You will use this new username and password when you register on or after May 20, 2021.

To make sure you receive the most up to date information, subscribe to our convention announce list by sending a blank email to acbconvention+subscribe@acblists.org or contact Janet Dickelman, convention coordinator at janet.dickelman@gmail.com or by phone at (651) 428-5059.

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New CEO Affinity Group – June 28

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Are your messages getting lost, overlooked, or even misunderstood? Claudia Virga is our guest presenter for this meeting. She will walk us through her CHAT System methodology that will help solve your communication problems. To really connect, you have to speak to others in their language and their style. And the key to that puzzle is the CHAT Communication System where you’ll learn how to maximize your communication with your team, colleagues, and clients, your marketing, and your presentations by leveraging all four distinct communication styles.

If you haven’t already, register for the next New CEO Affinity Group meeting on Monday June 28th at 3:00pm EDT.

Open to members only. See the last eNews for the registration link.

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National Registry for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments Launches

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Success Beyond Sight, (SBS), a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, has created a FREE National Registry (NRTSVI) for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TSVIs/TVIs) to empower a national voice for TSVIs/TVIs and to provide a means to reach, on a national level, TSVIs/TVIs with free resources and important professional information.

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Success Beyond Sight recognizes the crucial role that TSVIs/TVIs play in the long-term success of their students. Strong instruction and mentorship by TSVIs/TVIs are common denominators for many highly accomplished adults who were born without vision or who lost their vision as children.

Because TSVIs/TVIs are licensed / credentialed / certified / endorsed in their state of practice, there has not been a Registry recognizing them as a nationally important profession demonstrating the power of their numbers. SBS formed an Advisory Board to help guide the development of the NRTSVI. Advisory Board members are Dr. Laura Bozeman, Dr. Rona Pogrund, Dr. Amy Parker, Dr. Cheryl Kamei-Hannan, Jill Brown and Dr. Nicole Johnson.

SBS is providing FREE access to the Journal of Vision Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) for all Registrants. JVIB is the resource for peer-reviewed research and articles for professionals serving individuals who are blind or have low vision.

TSVIs/TVIs will be able to be directly engaged with, and have a voice in, national discussions regarding:

  • the funding needed to train current and future professionals and to secure the survival of this very important profession
  • efforts to ensure sufficient funding for all students who require specialized services from a TSVI/TVI
  • the sharing of important information and opportunities to be included in relevant surveys and research to benefit the profession
  • appropriate caseloads
  • legislative advocacy

SBS recognizes that there are important professional membership organizations that provide TSVIs/TVIs a voice among other professional voices, but the Registry will provide the forum for TSVIs/TVIs to be highly visible and have their own unique voice on the national stage.

Participating in the Registry is voluntary. For questions or additional information email: NRTSVI@successbeyondsight.org

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Vision Impairment and Eye Diseases among Nursing Home Residents Data Webinar

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The Prevalence of Vision Impairment and Eye Diseases among Nursing Home Residents: The Delaware Study. 
This webinar, being held on Wednesday, June 16th from 4-5 pm EDT, will present the findings of comprehensive eye examinations of 2019 residents of nursing homes in the state of Delaware. The findings show an exceedingly high prevalence of eye diseases, and nearly 50% of the residents had vision impairment and 15% were blind.  This presentation will compare findings with other nursing home studies, and policy and practice implications of the findings will be discussed. Learn more and register for the data webinar.

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AVLNC Awareness Campaign Resources

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Aging and Vision Loss Three Year Plan

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