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Congratulations to Billy Brookshire. A Senior Human Resource Development Specialist for the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (formerly known as Texas Commision for the Blind) , Billy has been named President-elect for AER. AER is a national organization for people involved in education and rehabilitation of people with visual impairments. Billy has been employed at TCB for over 20 years! (Funny, he doesn't act that old!)

Congratulations to Robbie Blaha with the Texas Deafblind Outreach at TSBVI. She was awarded an AER Division 3 (Multiple Disabilities and Deafblind) Outstanding Practice Award.


AVIT, The Alliance of and for Visually Impaired Texans, is an interorganizational coalition committed to speak on behalf of Texas' children and adults with visual impairments. With regards to people with visual impairments, AVIT works for:

More information may be heard at a "listen only" line at (800) 394-0666. AVIT will hold its next meeting on November 18, 1998 at Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center in Austin. The purpose of this meeting will be to develop a legislative platform. Visit the AVIT website at <>.


The Arizona Instructional Resource Center at the Foundation for Blind Children in Phoenix announces the sale of a braille transcription of an English translation of The Holy Koran. The 7 volumes are available for purchase by calling (602) 331-1470.

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