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From The Jacobus tenBroek Library at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute (NFBJI) in Baltimore:


American Museum of Natural History in NYC

Some information on programs at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC you may find interesting.

Thank you to Carol Castellano, Director of Programs, National Organization of Parents of Blind Children for passing this information along!

Science Sense Tours

Liberty Science Center

Liberty Science Center is having a "free day of learning about the world through science," and it is "specifically for students with special needs." Space is limited; if you have questions, contact Liberty Science Center at mmcdonald@lsc.org or call 201.253.1214

Disaster Response & Recovery Resources from the New Jersey State Library

From the New Jersey State Library:

Hurricane Irene Forecast Impact on New Jersey Could be Severe

It appears the greatest impact from Irene will be felt overnight Saturday through about midday Sunday.  Here are some disaster planning, response and recovery resources for your library, for your personal safety, and even for your pets:


Hurricane Irene

TBBC wants to share this information with you:

NJ Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities



Camp Little Rock expands 2011 Camp Program

This information is from the Little Rock Foundation.

If you have items you want shared with the patrons of TBBC, send me an email at tbbcyouth@njlstatelib.org with the information.

About the 2011 Camp Program:

The Little Rock Foundation has formed a partnership with YMCA Camp Ockanickon to offer an inclusion program for

Now This Is A Bulldog

There is a terrific article in NorthJersey.Com, called Now This is a Bulldog about brothers Sean and Connor Mullin.

From the article: "Sean Mullin never sees his opponent.

Little Rock Parent Group

I received information that the first Little Rock Parent Group will be held next Tuesday, March 8th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at Wills Eye Institute, 840 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA in the 8th Floor Classroom.

The purpose of the group (from the information they sent): "Meet other parents and caregivers with blind or visually impaired children, network and lear

Developmental Disability Literacy Promotion Guide

Reach Out and Read, a nonprofit, has created a Developmental Disabilities Literacy Promotion Guide for Pediatric Healthcare Providers.

The Guide "provides reading tips, recommended books, and literacy milestones for children with seven different disabilities: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),

Love Is Blind

Check out this fabulous post called Love is Blind by New Jersey's Kristen Witucki  at the Huffington Post

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Rocco Fiorentino has been honored by the The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards .

IRS Forms

You may be too young to be filling out IRS forms (at least by yourself) but I still thought you may like to know that the IRS has information on how to access accessible tax forms, instructions, and other tax publications.

From the IRS, complete with links:

IRS provides assistance for people with disabilities

Hundreds of the most popular federal tax form

Using an iPhone

Are you interested in getting an iPhone?

The National Braille Press has a new resource, "Getting Started with the iPhone: An Introduction for Blind Users" by Anna Dresner and Dean Martineau, available in braille, eBraille, ASCII text/Word, and DAISY formats, for $18. 

From the NBP website: "The iPhone.

NFB Law Program

If you are in grades 6 - 9 (or ages 12 - 16), you may be interested in the National Federation of the Blind's 2011 NFB Leadership and Advocacy in Washington, D.C.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

 VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired is providing an opportunity for blind children and their families to attend a special FREE afternoon at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum on Saturday, January 29th, 2011, from 2 to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Carmen Tho

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