What Does ACB Diabetics in Action Have to Offer?
ACB Diabetics in Action (ACBDA) is a special-interest affiliate of ACB whose mission is to provide education and support to individuals living with diabetes and vision loss, parents and other caregivers. Supporting one another is the cornerstone of our work. We have many programs and services that you can participate in, and we invite your involvement!
Each month on the 2nd Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern, we have our ACBDA Living Better with Diabetes educational Zoom call, typically with a formal presentation and speaker.
On the 3rd Saturday at 5 p.m. Eastern and 4th Monday at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, we have our ACBDA Friends Supporting Friends casual chat, with members and friends sharing their frustrations and coping mechanisms for living well with diabetes and vision loss.
If you’d like to join ACBDA, dues are $10 annually and afford members the following perks. We have a quarterly newsletter with timely information; a Peer Mentor Relations Program that is highly recommended for members and provides true benefit via the peer-to-peer support model; access to restricted information on our website, participation in our annual convention, held in conjunction with ACB’s national convention, and much more.
Over the past few years, ACBDA has grown both in our programming as well as in our membership. We are an affiliate on the move, and recently secured our 501(c)(3) IRS tax-exempt status.
New Jersey Council of the Blind Offers Scholarship
The New Jersey Council of the Blind is now accepting applications for the Bernard Zuckerman Scholarship. To be eligible, you must be legally blind, a resident of New Jersey, and a full-time college student (undergraduate or graduate) for the 2023-2024 academic year.
To apply, you must:
- Complete a scholarship application at https://njcounciloftheblind.org/scholarships/.
- Obtain and submit a letter from your doctor to certify legal blindness;
- Submit three reference letters from teachers, school counselors or other community advocate (no family members permitted);
- Extracurricular activities and/or offices held, volunteer or other service activities.
Submit your application and supporting documentation by May 15th to NJCB Bernard Zuckerman Scholarship, Scholarship Committee, PO Box 434, Woodbridge, NJ 07095; email [email protected]. Please be sure to include all contact information, such as telephone number and email address. Interviews may be in person or by phone with members of NJCB scholarship committee or executive board.
What is required of scholarship winners? At any meeting, by prearrangement with recipients, they can present a brief oral report on what it has meant to have the scholarship, and/or some significant events/experiences since the awarding of the scholarships.