I emailed my CEC article and Easter Seals Indianapolis to Pam Chapin, Program Director of Junior Blind Kids of America. After reviewing the information I sent her, she offered to share my information with teachers, colleagues, and other who might be interested. I really appreciate her willingness to help, especially since the 2017-18 school year started for teachers on July 24th.

I just saw that my proposal to present at the 2017 Georgia Vision Educators Statewide Conference on Friday, October 20th was accepted!

I accepted the information to do 3- 20 minute table talk sessions at the 2018 Learning Disabilities Association Conference in Atlanta this February. See you there!

I received notification from Traci Lipple of the Planning Committee for Learning Disabilities of America. Ms. Lipple informed me that my proposal to present at LDA’s 2018 International Conference in Atlanta, GA on February 21, 2018 at 4:00-5:00. I have a few minor questions about the conference. Please follow my “Latest News’ for updated information.

I received a phone call from Mindy Cox, Office and Data Manager, at the Parent Information Center of Delaware. She stated that she was going to share my information with her colleagues and parents because they are always looking of new ways to help students. I hope my strategies positively impact many of Delaware’s students!

I am going to share my teaching strategies at the Calhoun Autism Network’s Back to School Bash at Sonoraville Recreation Department in Calhoun, Georgia on July 31st at 6:00-8:00. I am looking forward to meeting many educators and parents from Northwest Georgia. See you there!

I talked to Varina Mead today at Easter Seals Central Alabama. I appreciate her willingness to share my Easter Seals Indianapolis demonstration video and teaching strategies with the colleagues in her area.

I just got off of the phone with Gwen Sirmans, Family Engagement Coordinator, at the Georgia Sensory Assistance Project. Ms. Sirmans offered to share my teaching strategies and articles with her colleagues and many families in Georgia as well as in other states. I really appreciate her help, especially since my school district starts on July 24th.

My family and I went to Rockford, IL for a family reunion during the week of July 1-5. Because of the distance from Rome, GA to Rockford, IL, which is about 850 miles, I decided to bring some of my manipulatives, just in case some specialists would be available. On the morning of July 3rd, I lucked out!

I met with Diane Finn, Coordinator at the Northwest Illinois Association (NIA), in Rockford. We discussed how my strategies could impact the children and other specialists with mat during the 2017-18 school year. She also suggested that I attend the next Illinois AER Conference in Naperville. Please check my “Latest News” tab to see if I will be able to attend.

After I met with Ms. Finn, I went to the Center for Sight and Hearing in Rockford. Hina Altif, Assistive Technology Specialist, was available for a demonstration. Like many other AT specialists, teachers, administrators, and parents, she saw how my strategies could positively impact the students she serves.

I appreciate the quick response from Marsha Gunderson, Consultant for Audiology, Deaf and Hard of Hearing at the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa School for the Deaf. I emailed some information to Ms. Gunderson and she responded by informing me that she is going to share my strategies with her colleagues. Ms. Gunderson, like so many people who I have meet and/ or corresponded with over the past 3-4 years, has helped me get my teaching strategies outside of my classroom walls. As a result of her help, I hope to be given the opportunity to help many students all the way from Georgia!