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Winter 2010 Table of Contents
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By The TAPVI Board

Abstract: This article provides information about TAPVI, a statewide organization for parents of children with vision impairments.

Keywords: , parent organization, blind, visual impairment , TAPVI, mission, officers , listserv

Editor’s note: In the articles on pages 10-11, two TAPVI members share their experiences sending their sons to overnight camp for the first time. Belonging to a family organization helps parents learn from others who have similar issues, interests, and experiences.

The mission of the Texas Association for Parents of children with Visual Impairments (TAPVI) is to provide leadership, support, and training to assist parents in helping children reach their full potential in school and in the community, through workshops and publications To connect with other parents, contact any board members below. An application for TAPVI membership can be sent to you.



Michele Chauvin Sugar Land, TX 2-24 -670

President Elect

Isela Wilson (Hable Español) Rancho Viejo, TX 9 6-77 -1142


Lynn Novay Garland, TX 972-76 - 6


Alma Granado (Hable Español) Brownsville, TX 12- 7 -1127


Linda Hulett Houston, TX lhulett9


Christina Silva Suarez (Hable Español) Harlingen, TX 9 6- 6- 24 melonius

If you want to connect with other parents on the internet through email, join the Texas Visually Impaired Family Network by sending an email to <>. This listserv is limited only to family members of children with a visual impairment living in Texas.