Upcoming Events

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

NFB Bell Program

July 27, 2015 - August 7, 2015

The NFB Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) program provides children, ages four through twelve, with two weeks of concentrated Braille instruction through fun, hands-on learning. This program is for all blind children who could benefit from Braille enrichment over the summer. This includes low vision children, children who have recently lost their vision, children who have been blind since birth, and children who have additional disabilities.

The program is designed to run Monday through Friday for approximately seven hours each day. In addition to Braille instructions, projects, games, and other engaging activities, children may also enjoy field trips to local attractions.

The NFB BELL program has grown exponentially since its inception in 2008. Beginning as one site in the state of Maryland, the program is now offered in numerous states around the country! The NFB BELL program uses time-tested lessons and proven techniques to build self-confidence, positive attitudes, and skills in blind children; characteristics that are essential to ensuring blind children can live the lives that they want now and in the future.

Program 1
July 27 – August 7
9 am – 4 pm
National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
200 East Wells St.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Program 2
July 27 – August 7
9 am – 3 pm
Reid Temple
11400 Glenn Dale Blvd.
Glenn Dale, MD 20769

Program 3
July 27 – August 7
Blind Industries and Services of Maryland
2240 Northwood Drive
Salisbury, MD 21801

Lunches will be provided for students throughout the program. Transportation will be provided to and from the program for students on a case by case basis. If your child will need transportation to and from the program, please contact NFB of Maryland.

The registration fee for the program is $175 before May 15, 2015 and $200 after May 15. A deposit of $20 is due with the application to reserve a place.

A seminar and closing program will be held for all NFB BELL participants and their parents on Friday, August 7. Please plan to attend!

Contact Melissa Riccobono at mdpobc@nfbmd.org or by calling 410-235-3073 for more information. To learn more and register please visit www.nfb.org/BELL


July 27, 2015
August 7, 2015