Literacy & IFSP/IEP: Lessons Learned From Parents

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                    MEDIA ADVISORY

Literacy & IFSP/IEP: Lessons Learned From Parents of Children 

Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Who:Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, a local nonprofit organization that provides programs and services to individuals who are visually impaired, in partnership with the Disability Resource Center at the Rockville Memorial Library, and the Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Gamma Fraternity is hosting a parent panel.  

What: Literacy & IFSP/IEP: Lessons Learned From Parents

A panel of parents, whose children are blind or visually impaired, will share their stories and resources all in an effort to help guide other parents of children with vision loss on how to best advocate for their youth.

When:Saturday, November 12, 2011

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Where:Rockville Memorial Library, in the first floor meeting room

21 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850

Why:There is a significant need for parents to convene frequently to learn from each other.  This panel discussion is in place to help meet that need.  

Media Note: Reporters, camera crews and photographers are welcome.  To arrange interviews, please contact Jocelyn Hunter at 202-454-6422 (office) or   

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About Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB)

CLB serves blind and visually impaired people of all ages in the Washington area with vision-health screenings, adaptive devices, support groups, retraining, and job counseling and placement.

17% of veterans are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with visual impairment.  CLB partners with government and private agencies to retrain and employ these wounded warriors.  For more information, please visit