Young people with visual impairment from across the UK are being invited to attend a special event focusing on helping them to make the transition to independent adulthood.
Organised by the Royal National College for the Blind in partnership with the National Blind Children’s Society, the Brighter Futures event on Tuesday 16 October will provide essential information on education, employment, independence, sports and activities for young people with a visual impairment aged 13-25.
There will be free seminars on:
Educational options and support
Sports clubs and activities
Guide Dogs’ ‘Buddy Dogs’ programme
Blind Football Academy
There will also be an opportunity to meet a visually impaired Paralympian and hear about their experiences.
As well as the young people themselves, the invitation is extended to their parents, carers, family members, teachers and professionals. Schools – both specialist and mainstream – are particularly encouraged to be involved as there will be a strong focus on education, especially the transitional years of sixth form, college and university.
The free event runs from 11am to 3pm, 16 October 2012 at VISTA, Resource Centre, Gedding Road, Leicester LE5 5FU. To reserve a place call 01432 376 621 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information go to www.rncb.ac.uk/brighterfutures.