HERE AND THERE edited by Sue Lichtenfels

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Friends' Health Connection is currently sponsoring a 12-part online lecture series that focuses on domestic abuse and disability. Seventeen organizations from across the nation will offer expertise and advice on a variety of behaviors and situations that constitute abuse and how best to deal with them. Lecture dates and topics will be posted at violence. Participants can join the seminar via a web link posted on this site or by telephone. Speakers will take questions from attendees. Sign language will also be offered for each lecture. Individuals without Internet access should contact the Friends Health Connection at (732) 718-0505.


Come join the Governor Morehead School Alumni Association for our fifth annual reunion.  There will be lots of fun, food, and fellowship.  You do not have to be a GMS alumnus; all interested people are welcome to attend.

The reunion will be held Aug. 3-5 at the Holiday Inn Raleigh North, 2805 Highwoods Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604.  The cost is $50 for paid members; $65 for non-members.  After July 16, there is an additional $10 charge for everyone.

Room rates for up to four people per room are $63 plus tax per night, which includes a daily hot buffet breakfast.  To make your reservations, call (919) 872-3500 and ask for a room with the Governor Morehead School Alumni Association.  Registration will begin on Friday, Aug. 3, at 3 p.m.  Other activities for the weekend include games, karaoke, a catered lunch, a talent show, a dance, and Sunday service.

For more information, forms, or help filling out your forms, contact Margaret Carter at (919) 856-0034.  Send all money and forms to Margaret Carter, 1704 Picnic Place, Raleigh, NC 27603.


The Carroll Center for the Blind will host an Accessible IOS App Camp Aug. 13-17, 2012. This camp is geared to middle- and high school-aged students who are blind or visually impaired. No experience with Apple products is necessary; training will include hands-on instruction geared to assist with multiple devices. Instruction will include using the built-in Voice Over screen reader and Zoom screen enlarger; locating and downloading apps; interacting through social networks; listening to books, music, podcasts, and Internet radio; playing games; browsing the Internet; sending/receiving e-mail; navigating with the GPS; using the camera to scan print materials such as bar codes and money; making calls; and texting. For more information and an application, contact