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By Laura Weber, Texas Parents of Blind Children Vice President

Abstract: The Texas Parents of Blind Children (TBOBC) shares recent board elections and the focus of the organization.

Keywords: Family Wisdom, family organization, National Federation of the Blind, state chapter


When TPOBC formed in the fall of 2006, I was honored to be elected as the first president.  I have really enjoyed leading the group for the past two years, but I recently decided that I would not run for president this year.  I am so proud of all that TPOBC has accomplished, and I want it to continue to grow.

I am pleased to announce the new Texas Parents of Blind Children (TPOBC) Board, which was elected November 1, 2008 at the NFB-Texas State Convention in Dallas:

President – Kim Cunningham

Vice President – Laura Weber

Secretary – Lety Flores

Treasurer – Sally Thomas

Board Member – Dan Sturgill

Advisors – Tommy Craig, Angela Wolf, Emily Gibbs

I think that changing leadership in a group strengthens it and keeps it from becoming stagnant. I will miss leading this awesome board, but I can’t think of a better person to take over than Kim Cunningham, and I support her wholeheartedly.  Kim is immensely qualified and motivated to lead TPOBC, and you’ll be hearing more from her soon.

If you haven’t joined TPOBC yet, now is a great time. Please visit our website at:  .

The goal of Texas Parents of Blind Children is to help blind/visually impaired children grow up to become productive, fully functioning, independent members of society by providing information, inspiration, and support to their parents and teachers. We are also dedicated to providing ideas, assistance, and information that will help blind/VI children with developmental delays and additional disabilities reach their potential.

We want parents and teachers to learn how blind/VI people accomplish tasks without eyesight or with limited eyesight; how blind/VI children can use simple adaptations to become full participants at home, at school, and in the community; and how we can create stimulating environments that encourage children with additional disabilities to be active participants in the world.  Thanks for your support.