Update on the Great Activities for Children at the Families Connecting with Families Conference 2012

Susan LaVentureWe know that when parents are considering attending a conference for families of children with visual impairments, the very first consideration is: “How will I make sure that my kids are happy, occupied, and well cared for?”

We are very excited to report on the excellent childcare arrangements as well as sports and leisure activies planned for the upcoming 2012 Families Connecting with Families Conference in Boston, MA. Many thanks go to our wonderful Children’s Programs Committee Chairs, Mike Pecorella and Lauren Lieberman.

Your infants will be thoroughly cuddled and cared for in two spacious suites. Infant and toddler games and activities will be offered throughout the day to keep your child at play with their individual “pace” in mind.

Through a special collaboration between Perkins School for the Blind, The College at Brockport—Camp Abilities, and The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA), your school-age children and teens have an opportunity to experience and participate in blind-specific sports and leisure activities such as:

  • Beep Baseball
  • Goalball
  • Track and field events
  • Rowing
  • Horseback riding
  • Bocce
  • Balance games
  • Obstacle courses
  • And more!

Once we have received your Child Background Information Form, we will contact you to ensure that we have all the information we need to provide the best possible care for your child. In the coming months we will be providing you with additional details regarding our Children’s Programs. We are looking forward to a great conference and lots of great fun and new experiences for your child.

See you in July!