Spring Family Conference; April 6-7, 2018

The “Opening a New Chapter” Spring Family Conference will take place on April 6th through April 7th, 2018.


When:  Friday 5 pm – Saturday 9 pm

Where:  Iowa Braille School Campus, Vinton, Iowa

Who:  Families who have a child with blindness or visual impairment including families who have children with multiple impairments and deafblindness.

Events: parent to parent sessions, Fun learning activities for all abilities and ages, and a keynote speaker!

Keynote Speaker:  Christopher Sabine

Christopher Sabine is an adult with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia currently living in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated magna cum laude from Wright State University in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and received his Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati School of Social Work in 1997 with a specialization in human service administration. He worked for five years as a case manager for adolescents with a variety of disabilities and special health care needs as a service coordinator and case manager. His work involved developing service plans that address each child’s individual needs, supporting children to develop a vision and goals for the future, and working with families, schools, and disability and health care professionals to achieve that vision.


Registration information will be mailed or can be accessed online.

 For more information Contact:

Jay Colsch at hcolsch@iowa-braille.k12.ia.us

Susan Rolinger at srolinger@iowa-braille.k12.ia.us

Click here to check out the event flyer!