Tag: Mark Riccobono

  • ‘I am not my blindness’: What the blind community wishes you knew – from USA TODAY

    Erin talks to a group during Enrichment

    Erin talks to a group during Enrichment

    This article appeared in USA Today yesterday, November 17. It features our graduate Erin Daley, of whom we are naturally quite proud. In the article, Erin mentions that she loves to travel and will be visiting the Baltic countries. Well, she’s on her way right now!

    If you’re a sighted person, you likely have misconceptions about blind people. Time to educate yourselves.

    Check out this story on usatoday.com

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  • A Fountain of Challenge and Success: Founders Honored in Baltimore McGeorge Living Room! #cogives

    A brown-haired woman stands beside the fountain, its reddish-brown mountain peak rises above her.

    A brown-haired woman stands beside the fountain, its reddish-brown mountain peak rises above her.
    Executive Director Julie Deden stands beside the fountain in the McGeorge Living Room at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, dedicated Dec. 5, 2019.
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    Wearing a black skirt and white blouse with black accents, a brown-haired woman stands beside the fountain. The broad base is white, about table-height, filled with round, black stones where water falls and splashes. Rising up from the rocks more than a foot above the woman’s head, is the rough-surfaced sharp mountain peak in reds, rusts and browns.

    On a recent visit to the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, Center Director Julie Deden and I were able to preview the new McGeorge Living Room at the NFB’s headquarters.… Read the rest “A Fountain of Challenge and Success: Founders Honored in Baltimore McGeorge Living Room! #cogives”

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  • A Littleton Slugger, Independent Travel, Fear and Progress

    a miniature baseball bat with the CCB logo as trademark

    Warren completed his woodshop project this week. We’ll call it a “Littleton Slugger”, which he turned on the mini-lathe. He plans to have all his instructors sign it when he graduates and returns home to Philadelphia.

    Wednesday Brigid successfully completed her support drop and Marlene went on her solo drop. Oh yeah, Marlene made it back too.

    Today, Brigid is doing her Monster Route – four places she’s never been to in four Metro cities – all in one day! These big travel requirements are coming up this week because Marlene and Brigid will both graduate nextweek.

    At the other end of the spectrum, two of our newest students, John and Ethan went on their very first independent routes this morning and came back to the Center to cheers.… Read the rest “A Littleton Slugger, Independent Travel, Fear and Progress”

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