Family Forum Registration
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You are invited to the KSSB Sponsored Family Forum. This 1-day dynamic and interactive conference - just for you - the families of children who are blind or visually impaired. Nationally recognized parent, speaker and author Kristen Smedley will be the keynote speaker. She authored the book: "Thriving Blind: Real Stories of People Succeeding without Sight."

In addition, you will get to choose from four additional speakers:
* Kansas Working Healthy Program that assists individuals to understand benefits and working,
* Students in the KSSB Transition program describe their experience with the student-led KSSB Eagle Enterprises,
* Amy Gaumer from KU on Developing a Confident and Independent Child, and
* Anthony Blades who is a parent and will describe how to use tactile object calendar systems to assist children to understand daily routines and time concepts.

WHERE: Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 9:30-3:15

WHERE: Memorial Union, Emporia State University - 1200 Commercial St, Emporia, Kansas.

Please use this Family Forum Google Form to register and reserve your spot for this event. Due to the Nationally recognized Keynote speaker, this conference will fill quickly. Please register early.

We are looking forward to seeing your family on Saturday, April 25th from 9:30-3:30 at Emporia State University.


9:00 Check-in

9:30-10:45 Keynote Speaker: Kristen Smedley

11:00-12:15 Break Out Sessions
1a: Anthony Blades: Incorporating Tactile Calendar Systems into Daily Routines
1b: Working Healthy Programs: Explore the Benefits of the Working Healthy Program

12:15-1:45 Lunch / Vendor and Services Fair

1:45-3:00 Break Out Sessions:
2a: Developing Entrepreneurship: Student-led KSSB Enterprises
2b: Amy Gaumer Erickson: Developing a Confident and Independent Child

3:00-3:15 Wrap-Up

Please refer to the event brochure for information on location, parking, hotels, etc. For more information or any questions, please contact Julie Ituarte at or 913-945-0769.

NOTE: The Family Forum is FREE (includes lunch).
NOT PROVIDED: Hotel, Transportation and Childcare. All children remain in the care of the parent/guardian.

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Parent/Guardian Full Name *
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Parent/Guardian Email Address *
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Parent/Guardian Phone # *
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The number of Adults and Children attending your family group (For children attending please list names and ages). This question is used to obtain an accurate lunch count. Please note: No Childcare is provided. All children remain in the care of the parent/guardian. *
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Breakout Session 1 - Please choose your preference to attend. *
For Breakout Session 2 - Please choose your preference to attend. *
Does anyone in your family group want handouts in accessible format? (If yes, please state in Other if want Large Print, Braille, or Digital). *
Do you or any family member attending have dietary needs? (If yes, please list in Other). *
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