Observing “Social Distancing” guidelines doesn’t have to mean being socially disconnected. The Colorado Center for the Blind FAST program will therefore host a virtual get-together every other Friday evening at 7:00 PM., starting April 24.
April 24: We have all been doing school and work online for weeks now. Some of it is going okay, but there are also real barriers for blind students in the virtual classroom. In light of this ever-changing virtual learning landscape our blind and visually impaired students face due to the pandemic, the Colorado Center for the Blind want to know how this is affecting blind and visually impaired students and to see if there are resources we can offer. We know that by now, most if not all of your school districts have made the difficult decision that in-person classes will not return the remainder of this school year. The Colorado Center for the Blind, the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado and the National Federation of the Blind stand together in supporting your educational and extracurricular needs.
Here are a couple of resources to get started with:
Oh, and we’ll definitely include some fun and “social” activities too!
For additional information or to receive the Zoom Meeting link/phone number, please contact Martin Becerra-Miranda by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Be safe, be kind and be fair,
Director of Youth Services
Colorado Center for the Blind
Blind students of all ages and their family members
This will be a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Observing “Social Distancing” guidelines doesn’t have to mean
Besides your dog or cat loving that you are always home, what could be good about not hanging with friends in person or even going to school for over a month?
One positive thing that has come from the stay at home order has been the innovative ways that we are all finding to work, play, and keep in touch with each other. Join us this coming Friday, May 8, 2020 at 7 PM to learn about some of the technology we are all using. From mobile apps to connect with each other, to those we use for work/school, and even those we use for gaming. Have a favorite piece of technology, or a favorite app that you'd like to share with us? We'll have time for that as well.
For questions or to receive the link to the Zoom meeting, email Martin Becerra-Miranda at email@example.com
And get social with us on May 8!
For those of you who received the link previously, we will be using the same call-in/log-in information.
It has been a lot of fun getting to connect with those of you who have participated in our bi-weekly FAST Zoom meetings. This time around we are moving our meeting to Thursday night at 7 PM. During the first couple of sessions we have discussed many aspects of virtual/distance learning such as accessing materials, navigating google classroom, socializing with peers, finding accessible games, and of course working with various types of devices (and even troubleshooting some issues during the meeting). This upcoming Thursday we will be having a game night lead by our very own Access Technology instructor Brett Boyer. We are planning to play a bit of trivia, “Heads Up”, and another game or two.
We will be using the same call in/log in information that we have used during our previous calls.
If you have any questions or for the information, please reach out to Martin Becerra-Miranda via phone at (303)778-1130 extension 223 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Youth Services team at the Colorado Center for the Blind and CSDB principal Jamie Lugo have been collaborating over the last several years on a monthly mentoring program. Starting this 2019 – 2020 school year a more robust and fulfilling, Mentoring Program has been offered to a wider range of Blind students. Director of Youth Services Martin Becerra-Miranda, along with four student mentors have been traveling to the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind on the first Wednesday of every month to work with Blind students ranging in age from 5 to 18 years old.
The purpose of the mentoring program is to provide blind students with positive adult role models and to instruct in the areas of Communication, Reading, Career Education, Employment/College Preparation, Independent Living Skills, Recreation, Problem Solving, Self-Advocacy, & Social interaction.
Come Find Your Fit with the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado Sports and Recreation Division and the Colorado Center for the Blind Youth Services' FAST Program. With a variety of track options, this all day interactive seminar offers something for everyone.
• Whole Person Wellness
Sessions including Stress Relief, essential oil, mindfulness, and more
• Low Impact
Sessions including stretching, exercise bands, and chair exercises instructed by a wellness expert who specializes in pain relief.
• Moderate to High Intensity
High energy activities including weight lifting, CrossFit, Boxing, and other high intensity activities.
• Outdoor Activities
Outdoor activities including blind soccer, track and field, and tandem cycling.
• Youth Track
Fast and fun sessions designed with youth in mind.
Registration is $25.00 and includes breakfast, lunch, and all sessions as well as a special gift for our first 75 registrants. If you have questions please e-mail email@example.com
Register Now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/find-your-fit-tickets-
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