[fcb-l] Accessable World, you and your guide Dog!
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Accessible World you and your guide dog, presents the guide dog in the
family, wednesday, march 9, 2011
When a new addition becomes part of the family, dynamics change. New
considerations and questions arise. The blending of humans and animals
brings its own set of issues never faced before. Guide dogs and other
animals need time to adjust to their new surroundings and learn the lay of
the land and their place in it. Each new guide brings with its coming, new
and exciting possibilities for different adventures and experiences. Should
you rush to make your new family member feel at home by showering him with
attention and affection, or would your new friend and team member like some
quiet time before embarking on the busy family life of which you are all a
part? Are there tips that can help you divide time between family, dog, and
friends that can make this transition easier? Guide dogs add a touch of
fun, security, and warmth to family life.
But how do they fit in the lives of families with children?
The balance of meeting each family member's needs, creating positive
interactions, and maintaining individual space to thrive will be the topic
of this week's show.
Join us with our guests Ron and Lisa Brooks who have two guide dogs, one
retired guide, and three children under the age of nine. Join the discussion
to ask questions and learn how this Phoenix-based family handles the
challenges of balancing work and family, traveling with children, schools
and the public perceptions of life with dog guides and kids.
Co-Hosts: Robert and Ruth Ann Acosta
E-Mail: boacosta at pacbell.net
Date: Wednesday,March 9, 2011
Time: 5:00 PM PST, 6:00 PM MST, 7:00 PM CST, 8:00 PM EST
and elsewhere in the world Thursday 010:00 GMT.
Approximately 15 minutes prior to the event start time; go to the Accessible
World Guide Dog Users Room at:
Select The Accessible World Guide Dog users Room at: www.accessibleworld.org
Enter your first and last names on the sign-in screen.
If you are a first-time user of the Talking Communities online conferencing
software, there is a small, safe software program that you need to download
and then run. A link to the software is available on every entry screen to
the Accessible World rooms.
All online interactive programs require no password, are free of charge, and
open to anyone worldwide having an Internet connection, a computer,
speakers, and a sound card. Those with microphones can interact audibly with
the presenters and others in the virtual audience. To speak to us, hold down
the control key and let up to listen. If no microphone is available, you may
text chat with the attendees.
Accessible World uses News Wires, like this one, to inform people of the
topic and times for the many Discussion Groups on Accessible World. The
lists are announce only to keep the traffic to a minimum. You can join the
Accessible World Announce List, the Tek Talk Announce List or the Sports
Talk Announce List by completing the form at:
Accessible World Contacts:
Robert Acosta, Chair
Email: boacosta at pacbell.net
Marcia Moses, Events Coordinator
Email: mgmoses at comcast.net
Steve Hoffman, President
Email: steve at talkingcommunities.com
The Accessible World, a division of Helping Hands For The Blind, a 501(c)(3)
not-for-profit organization, seeks to educate the general public, the
disabled community and the professionals who serve them by providing highly
relevant information about new products, services, and training
opportunities designed specifically to eliminate geographic and access
barriers that adversely affect them.
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President & CEO
Florida Disabled Citizens
Jacksonville, FL 32236
Cell: (407) 473-2176
" TURNING HOPE INTO REALITY"
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