For the third year and in collaboration with the University of Virginia, VSDB welcomed LEAD-Mongolia to its campus on September 12th. LEAD-Mongolia is an organization that strives to strengthen democracy and improve civic engagement in its country. Each year, the organization sends a delegation of fellows to tour the United States to learn about educational and government programs and services so that when they return home, they are better able to support their mission. The group of approximately 35 fellows toured VSDB school and residential programs and joined the students for dinner. VSDB looks forward to this continued partnership and to hosting the group again in the future!
See the Play at Barter Theatre, Abingdon Virginia
Saturday, December 1, 2018
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
A theater event for students grade 1 through 12, co-hosted by Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, Virginia Hands & Voices, Virginia Association of Parents of Students with Visual Impairments, and VSDB Outreach Services.
Who can participate: Students grades 1 through 12 who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired from any school in Virginia. Students must be accompanied by at least one parent from 9:00 am through 2:30 pm and are welcome to bring up to three family members (for a maximum of four people total attending per family). Limit: 45 people.
About the event: View the play, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” with pre- and post-show sessions, and meet students from other school divisions who are also blind/vi or deaf/hh. Special features:
- Audio description provided by Access Virginia and nationally certified interpreters will make the play accessible to all
- Students will have the opportunity to explore the stage before the play, and ask actors questions after
- Interactive, educational session with Project REAL educators utilizing theatre techniques to integrate the student’s life experiences with career awareness. (Project Real is provided under a contract with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2017-2018)
Cost: Event and lunch provided free for all registrants confirmed to attend.
Where: Barter Theatre, Gilliam Stage, 127 West Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210 (free parking behind Stage II)
How to Register: Complete registration form at: https://goo.gl/forms/gZtSk3qsy2xzNTgM2 (click on the link, or you may need to cut and paste this into your browser line).
Deadline: Nov. 19, 2018. Attendance is limited to the first 45 family members registered. Registration does not guarantee attendance; emails will be sent letting you know if you are confirmed or on wait list.
For more information: Please contact Dr. Debbie Pfeiffer, Director of Outreach Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 414-5249. More specific details will be sent to registrants as the date of the event approaches. We hope to see you there!