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April 2019

Southern Move It! Short Course

April 26 - April 28
Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1700 West State Street
Janesville, WI 53546 United States
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Are you ready to get moving?! The WCBVI Short Course Team will be hosting the Southern Move It at WCBVI on April 26-28, 2019, which will focus on more “sporty” physical fitness activities such as goalball, track, swimming, and yoga!

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May 2019

Northern Move It! Short Course

May 3 - May 5

Are you ready to get moving?! The WCBVI Short Course Team will be hosting the Southern Move It at WCBVI on April 26-28, 2019, which will focus on more “sporty” physical fitness activities such as goalball, track, swimming, and yoga!

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Apostle Islands School Field Trip

May 19 - May 22

The Outdoor Education Program at Northland College invites students who are blind or visually impaired and in grades 5-8 to participate in Apostle Island School. Apostle Island School is an environmental education program aimed at providing youth with an outdoor experience to increase students’ awareness of both the regional history and the wide array of local resources of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and Lake Superior. Our students join a local school to create a larger group of middle school students. This is a great experience for meeting peers!

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2019 Midwest Braille Conference

May 30 - May 31
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Madison West, 1109 Fourier Drive
Madison, WI 53717 United States
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Registration for the Midwest Braille Conference is open. The cost is a flat $100 for the conference.

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June 2019

2019 Summer EmployAbility Program

June 16 - August 2
Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1700 West State Street
Janesville, WI 53546 United States
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This program’s focus is teaching skills for independence, including orientation and mobility, daily living skills, employment skills, and psychosocial issues of disability.  The ultimate goal is to increase each student’s level of independence.

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Vision In-Service in America (VIISA) and In-home Sensory Impaired Training and Education (INSITE)

June 17 - June 21

Working with SKI-HI Institute in Utah, the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (WCBVI) Outreach is offering trainings in Vision In-Service in America (VIISA) and In-home Sensory Impaired Training and Education (INSITE).

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October 2019

CANCELED: Short Course Cook-Off

October 18 - October 20

The Short Course Cook-Off scheduled for October 18-20, 2019 in Sheboygan Falls has been cancelled due to low enrollment. This short course has been reschedule to February 28 to March 1, 2020. Please consider signing your child up for one of our other Short Course programs:

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Fall 2019 Vision PST Meeting

October 24 @ 8:30 am
Mid-State Technical College, 1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, 54481 United States
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Save the Date! Join us for the fall 2019 Vision PST Meeting at Mid-State Technical College in Stevens Point. More information will be announced soon.

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November 2019

2019 Giving of Yourself Program

November 1 @ 3:00 pm - November 3 @ 11:30 am
Wisconsin Lions Camp, 3834 County Rd A
Rosholt, WI 54473
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This program will be a fun and engaging weekend where students will meet new friends, make blankets for residents of a nursing home or homeless shelter, thank you bags for firefighters, dog treats and dog and cat toys for a Humane Society, and bookmarks for their local libraries, all while enjoying fall recreation. Transportation to and from the Wisconsin Lions Camp is the responsibility of the families. When registering, check yes to indicate your interest in carpooling with other families.…

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Low Vision and Refraction Clinic Milwaukee

November 7
Vision Forward Association, 912 North Hawley Road
Milwaukee, WI 53213
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Low Vision and Refraction Clinics can include an optometrist exam, near vision functional evaluation, sun shade evaluation/distance vision evaluation, and assistive technology demonstration.

A student attending a clinic can have either a low vision evaluation or a refraction and evaluation. Students attending clinics are generally age 5 and up.

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