I don’t believe I’ve ever mentioned this on this site, but I am now a member of the NOAH Board of Directors.Â As a board member, one of the projects I’ve been working on is planning a local 1-day mini-conference to be held on on August 8th at the Kansas State School for the Blind. Â This would be why you haven’t seen any new posts over the last several weeks.Â 🙂
The Kansas City mini-conference is the 5th in a series of regional events across North America in 2009.Â For more information on other upcoming NOAH events, visit the NOAH Events page.
I have to admit, this mini-conference planning has been a lot more work than I ever realized.Â Fortunately I have 2 other parents of kids with albinism and my friend Heather Kirkwood all helping out with the planning.Â I think we’ve put together a great event!Â We have an amazing program for the adults, including both national and local speakers presenting onÂ a variety of topics.
- Dr. Murray Brilliant, Ph.D- Genetics of Albinism
- Dr. David Adams, Ph.D, M.D.- Albinism Research
- Dr. Bruce Kater, OD- Albinism: Physical effects on the eye and visual function
- Mike McGowan, President of NOAH- National Institute of Health, Research Protocol
- Chantel Alberhasky, Esq.- IEP Dos and Don’ts – Before, During, and After the Meeting
- Alex Ritter, TVI- Expanded Core Curriculum
- Mike McGowan, President of NOAH- How do you trim your toenails?
- Michael Donnelly, Director of Kansas Rehabilitation Services- “Why Work?” (NEW!)
- Discussion Groups- Adults with albinism, Parents of children with albinism
More information, including the conference registration form can be found at our mini-conference information site.