Workshops & Meetings

The Care and Keeping of Your Brailler

6/27/2018 | Manhattan Center, Tampa
Come learn about basic braille writer maintenance and cleaning, and the 700 parts that make the Perkins Brailler work during this one day workshop!
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Registration closes on 6/4/2018

Goalball Summer Institute
7/17-18/2018 | Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Orlando
Registration information coming soon

2018 JOINT WWE for Occupational Therapists and Teachers of the Visually Impaired – Save the Date:

October 24-25, 2018 | Embassy Suites, Orlando North
A joint Working With the Experts (WWE) Collaborative Strategies for Serving Students with Ocular Motor Difficulties. This state-wide WWE is specifically designed for district teams of Occupational Therapist(s) and Teacher(s)s of the Visually Impaired to provide training and support in the evaluation of and intervention with students who have ocular motor causes of visual impairment. Day one will discuss the medical aspects of ocular motor difficulties and day two will focus on integrating the medical information into interventions in your schools. More information coming soon about how district teams of an Occupational Therapist and a Teachers of the Visually Impaired can register and apply for a stipend to offset travel costs for eligible districts.

For more information please contact Victoria Gaitanis at or Mary Walsh at

*Tentative* Sensory Learning Kit Training
8/30-31/2018 OR 9/6-7/2018 | Manhattan Center, Tampa
Join us for a training on using the SLK, a tool to help TVIs provide appropriate assessment and instruction for students with visual impairments and significant cognitive impairments.
Registration information coming soon


FIMC-VI Festival of Families
9/22/2018 | Holiday Inn Resort, Orlando
FIMC-VI is planning for the first ever workshop dedicated to families. This event will include opportunities for families to hear from guest speakers who are visually impaired about their experiences in life after school. There will be fun activities for all!
Keep an eye out for more information about this new event.


Conferences Worth Attending:

5/2-4/2018 Florida Division on Career Development and Transition – A Transition Planning Conference, in Daytona Beach

5/25-28/2018 Florida National Federation of the Blind Statewide Conference in Tampa

6/15-17/2018  Family Café in Orlando

7/25-28/18 Association for the Education of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) in Reno, Nevada

12/8-11/2018 Southeastern Orientation & Mobility Association (SOMA) Conference in Tampa, FL


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