8,000. 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.
Thanks to all who joined us on Saturday, April 13th for the BAPS Charities WALK to help raise funds for ABCTX programs. The Walk took place at Brushy Creek Lake Park, 3300 Brushy Creek Road, Cedar Park, Texas at 9 AM to 12 PM. Board President Mary Sue Welch and Cedar Park Mayor Powell spoke to the crowd, followed by a walk around the lake on a beautiful day in Austin, Texas. Learn more about BAPS Charities.
The Crowley Independent School District's 125 member Children's Honor Choir was invited to perform a premier work at Carnegie Hall in New York in February, 2012.
One student with visual impairments would not have been able to attend this trip without support from All Blind Children of Texas.
With funding from ABCTX, the student was able to participate with the CISD Honor Choir in performing on stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City. This once in a lifetime opportunity for a student who is expected to lose more vision as she grows up has helped improve her self esteem and social skills as well as independent travelling in a wide variety of situations.
Paula Margeson has worked in the Disability Rights movement for more than thirty years and is committed to the principle of equality for all people. As a person who is totally blind and the mother and grandmother of individuals with visual impairments, and a consultant in the disability field, she has both a personal and a professional interest in improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.