9,000. That's the approximate number of legally blind children in Texas.
All Blind Children of Texas is a resource for the optimal physical, mental, emotional and social development of all blind children of Texas. ABCTX screens, funds and facilitates their participation in programs, activities, events and projects designed by their Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) that provide hands-on learning experiences that help to master the skills needed to work alongside sighted peers.
“Almost, Main” – April 30 through May 2
Students at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired fall in and out of love in the northern mythical town of Almost, Maine. In this romantic comedy, 6 actors play 19 different characters in a hilarious look at matters of the heart. The three performances are free and open to all. All performances will be audio described.
DATES : Thursday, April 30th at 1:00 PM Friday, May 1st at 7:00 PM Saturday, May 2nd at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Goodenough Performance Hall Fine Arts Building 1100 W. 45th Street, Austin, TX 78756
To assure a seat, tickets can be reserved through Eventbrite at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/almost-maine-tickets-16271769300. Visit the play’s event page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1418151701820007/ or the Fine Arts Department Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fine-Arts-Department-Texas-School-for-the-Blind-and-Visually-Impaired/341275049370688.
Billy T. Brookshire currently serves on the boards of All Blind Children of Texas, The Texas Association for Education and Rehabilitation for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TAER), and the Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field. His awards include Virgil Zickel Award for Excellence In Product Development from the American Printing House for the Blind in 2003; the Aubrey Boyd Tipps Memorial Award from Texas Association for Education and Rehabilitation in 1999; the Sammy K. Rankin Outstanding Member Award from Texas Association for Education and Rehabilitation in 1995; the Distinguished Service Award In Rehabilitation from South Central Association for Education and Rehabilitation in 1993; the Arkansas Traveler in 1991; and Admiral of the Texas Navy in 1986.
Billy recently retired from the Division for Blind Services where he served as Blindness Training and Development Specialist for 30 years. He is currently a training consultant and public speaker in private practice, and the award winning author of the book: Loving Me: A Guide To Creating and Presenting Workshops on Self-Esteem.