Thanks to donor support, All Blind Children of Texas screens and underwrites a variety of programs and activities, depending upon student need, at the request of educators and other professionals who facilitate learning for blind and visually impaired children in Texas.
ABCTX solicits applications from professionals in the field of education of students with a vision loss. Each application is reviewed and voted on by the Board of Directors.
Learn more about the Expanded Core Curriculum and its benefits to blind and visually impaired children.
Programs funded in fall 2013 through summer 2014
• Badgerdog Writing Class at TSBVI
• White Cane Day (clown and climbing wall)
• Sports Extravaganza - help with transportation, food, and lodging for 16 families
• Ft. Worth Family Picnic
• Camp Abilities (Denton)
• Camp Challenge Zipline Activity (TSBVI)
• Camp Independence Dining & Dancing with the ECC (Nacogdoches)
• Braille Revival League of Texas Braille reader scholarship
• TSBVI Spring Play crew/performer t-shirts
• ECC Summer Sessions (Tomball)
• Travel Ft. Worth Summer O&M Camp
• Camp Teen Challenge (Waco)
• Texas Chargers Retreat (statewide)
• Dancing Drums Performance at TSBVI
• Helped a student attend Project Endevvr entrepreneurial program in Atlanta
• Incentive for Bring Your Boss to Work
• Cooking Class (McKinney)
• Sent 3 students to National Goalball Championships in Florida (Hillsboro, Rockwall & Mesquite)
View a list of programs supported by ABCTX in the 2014-15 school year so far (March 1st)
Summer Gibson, a teacher of visually impaired students in McKinney ISD, took a group of students to Market Street United in McKinney, TX to participate in a cooking class in October, 2013. The expected outcomes were: Students will learn to cook basic meals in a state-of the-art demonstration kitchen. It is the perfect setting for our students to learn the skills necessary to prepare a fabulous meal with the help of expert Market Street instructors. After the meal is prepared, students will dine together. Expanded Core Curriculum areas addressed include: Social Skills, O&M, Self Efficiency, Independent Living Skills, Compensatory/Access Skills, and Self-Determination Summer commented: We love involving our students in ECC events. It is a great opportunity for them to unite and have interactions with peers of similar disabilities.