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Ladybug Listeners: Thanksgiving

Carly Lamb interviews students, Jensen and Alexis on their experiences attending Nevada Blind Children's Foundation's annual Thanksgiving event.
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Donate to Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation This Giving Tuesday!

At Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation, there is no shortage in ways to make an impact this Giving Tuesday, November 29th!
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How to Prepare Your Student for Preschool

Preschool is the first step of your student’s education journey. To get your student ready for preschool, Children's Learning Center recommends the following!
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How ‘Eye’ See It: My Journey Since 2017 – Carly Lamb

A lot has changed since 2017, and I was given the opportunity to share the growth I’ve achieved since then. So much has changed in my life since I wrote that article; looking back has been wild! You never really notice how far you’ve come until you turn around and see how long the road behind you is.  
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Meet Children Learning Center’s Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Ms. Diane

Children’s Learning Center is committed to providing your student with the best services possible. For our Dots & Tots program and preschool, this means having the best teachers staffed. When it comes to teaching students who experience blindness or a visual impairment, Ms. Diane is the best candidate for the job. With an extensive background…
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NBCF Volunteer Spotlight: Ed Pizio

My name is Ed Pizio and I'm a volunteer at Nevada Blind Children's Foundation.
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NBCF’s Adapted Haunted House was a SCREAM!

Imagine being a little kid again, going into your first haunted house. The feeling of anxiety building while you wait for your turn in line, the smell of heavy plastic from the costumes around you, the sound of people screaming from somewhere inside the building… Imagine what it would be like if you couldn’t experience…
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The Ladybug Beat

A message from our new Executive Director and NBCF's upcoming October events!
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How ‘Eye’ See It- Reflections of a Mother to a VI Child

Vision loss is not a forethought for many. It isn’t until it affects us or a loved one when we finally see its importance.    As a mother of a visually impaired child, my life changed after my son’s diagnosis. My son, JP, has multiple eye impairments, including glaucoma, which he’s battled throughout his 13 years of life. As his…
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How a Blind Photographer “Sees” the World

How does a person with visual impairments “see” the world? An even more challenging question is – how does a person with visual impairments capture that world through the lens of a camera? Photographer Chelsea Stark was born with optic nerve damage and is considered legally blind. She has a vision capacity that allows only…
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How “Eye” See It – Reflections from NBCF Board Vice President Jacob Oberman

  I have lived in Nevada since moving here a week after graduating college 15 years ago. Like many other college graduates, when I moved here, I was hungry to start a career and began working my way up the corporate ladder. I’m very fortunate as I am now a Senior Vice President with a…
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How “Eye” See It – Reflections from NBCF Intern Shelby

My past few weeks interning with Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation, NBCF, have been beyond amazing. When I first accepted the internship offer in April, I was unsure of how I would handle being around children on a daily basis. I had no previous experience of working with children in this type of setting, and I…
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Eye Care Tips for Summer

Eye Care Tips for Summer By: Briana Philippi As the school year ends and many students head into summer vacation, the want to be outdoors and cooling off in the pool quickly becomes a need. With the love for outdoors increasing over the summer, remembering basic eye care and protection is crucial in the Las…
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Reading Resources for VI Students

Reading Resources to Check Out By Briana Philippi   The advancement of technology continues to provide a further resource to our students. From voice over readings to descriptive on-screen audio, technology allows many of our students the opportunity to listen to books and navigate onscreen. While this is helpful, the difficulty of finding affordable, inexpensive or free physical…
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Create Hands-On Kid-Friendly Resolutions: By Briana Philippi

With the start of the new year comes new resolutions and goals. Although adults typically come up with their own resolutions the first week of the new year, it doesn’t mean you can’t include your child(ren). Resolutions naturally surround improvements to  your physical, mental/emotional and/or social health; however, they can also be used for improvements…
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How ‘Eye’ See It — Reflections from NBCF Student Carly Lamb

I have been a participant for the Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation (“NBCF”) since 2014 (this is my fourth year).  As of 2016, I started learning how to become a Counselor for the younger participants through the NBCF Counselor In Training (CIT) program.  Throughout the last four years, I have been involved in almost every program…
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August is Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month

With a large number of states beginning the school year earlier, August is the new September! Along with school supply shopping and purchasing those back-to-school clothing items, Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation (NBCF) wants you to make sure to include an eye examination as part of your back to school check list! Vision plays an important…
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