Category Archives: Events

BELL Comes to Kansas!

I am BEYOND EXCITED to share that the NFB’s BELL Program is finally coming to Kansas this year!  I’ve pasted the email I received regarding the program below. FROM THE MAILBAG: The National Federation of the Blind of Kansas is … Continue reading

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Blind Inc Buddy Program 2017

From the mailbag: Blindness: Learning In New Dimensions (BLIND), Inc. Buddy Program 2017: Come to gain blindness skills, and leave with lifelong friends! Apply today to the 2017 Buddy Program, a summer program for all blind/low vision students ages 9-13! … Continue reading

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#HowEyeSeeIt #Howoffensivecanyouget?

Wow. Every time I think I’ve seen the depths of misguided ableism, I’m amazed by a new low.  This latest one–#HowEyeSeeIt–really?  Seriously???  You have to be effing kidding me.  You think that blundering around for a minute with a blindfold … Continue reading

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Time to Sign Up for Trolley Run!!

One of Peanut’s favorite events of the year is rapidly approaching–CCVI’s Trolley Run!  Where else can you run (or walk–we walk!) an easy, flat-to-downhill course; support a FANTASTIC cause; and even have the chance to win a BRAND NEW CAR … Continue reading

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Embrace Your Engineering Quotient (EQ)

From the mailbag: Embrace Your Engineering Quotient (EQ) Are you interested in pursuing work in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) after high school? Do you enjoy investing your talent and energy in solving real-world problems? Join the National Federation … Continue reading

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Enchanted Hills Summer Music Academy

From the mailbag: Attention visually impaired musicians age 14 to 24: Apply to attend an intensive ten-day session of learning and applying music literacy and performance skills designed for musicians who are blind or have low vision scheduled for the … Continue reading

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Living Well With a Disability

The Whole Person is offering a twelve-week health promotion & wellness workshop for people with disabilities or chronic illnesses.  Click the following link for their .pdf brochure:  LWWD MAR_2016 edited

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NFB EQ

From the mailbag . . . Are you interested or know someone who might be interested in pursuing work in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) after high school? Do you enjoy investing your talent and energy in solving real-world … Continue reading

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Winter/Spring Challenger Programs

The YMCA Challenger program is gearing up for Winter/Spring sports.  Challenger athletics are for anyone with a disability from ages 3-30; they also offer a variety of meet-ups for teens and older children.  We’re getting ready to try our very … Continue reading

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Adaptive Yoga

MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital in Overland Park is offering an Adaptive Yoga class for people with disabilities and their families on the last Tuesday of every month.  I’ve attached a .pdf of the first month’s invitation here: SCIintrotoyoga1.26.16

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