Youth and Parent Institutes at CTEBVI - April 14th February 28th, 2018

Youth Institute 
This event is limited to 50 participants. Youth, ages 14-24, will spend the day attending an institute during the conference geared especially for them. The Braille Institute and Wayfinder Family Service (formerly Junior Blind) are co-sponsoring this event with California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc. (CTEBVI).
Sessions will include advocacy, living skills, transition planning, assistive technology, and networking during interactive workshops. Each table will include a facilitator or two of young adults and/or youth staff successfully transitioning to college and/or careers. Part of the day will be in the Exhibit Hall learning about new technologies and other blindness supports.
Following the institute the youth will continue to receive information pertinent to them and hopefully stay connected to the youth and leaders they networked with during their event. The cost is $50 each (which includes lunch and snacks).  There are some scholarships available:  SF Lighthouse, CTEBVI, Workability, the California Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (CAPVI).  They do not include travel, parking, lodging.  Just the Institute.
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Parent Institute
This event is limited to 40 participants. We all know how important the parent is in the success of the child in becoming an independent youth and then a working adult. California Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (CAPVI) is co-sponsoring this first-ever event. This Parent Institute is a full day of sessions geared to provide support, information, and networking for parents of youth in transition.
Learning from each other’s successes and challenges, parents will be led through interactive sessions to build skills their children will need, as well as how to let go when the children are ready to be independent. The hope is that at the end of the institute the parents will continue to network throughout the year. 
The cost is  $50, which includes lunch, snacks. You will notice that when you get to the payment part, there are 4 possible sources of scholarships:  Braille Institute, Wayfinder (formerly known as Junior Blind), CTEBVI, and CAPVI.  Scholarships do not include travel, parking, or lodging. Just the Institute.  CAPVI will offer 5 parent institute scholarships. To apply, email us at
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