The annual Pennsylvania Association for the Blind Conference was October 21, 22, and 23 in Greensburg, PA. Keystone was one of 4 hosting agencies, along with Beaver County Association for the Blind, Westmoreland County Blind Association, and Fayette County Blind Association. Staff members from agencies for the blind across the state attended to listen to the various presentations and connect with people in similar fields. Keystone staff members provided most of the presentations.
The following KBA staff presented programs/sessions:
Ann Peterson – Support groups
Shirley Shanes – Prevention of Blindness follow ups
Laurie Staph – Understanding financial statements
Tom Dill – Business risks
Allen Connely – Various non-profit business paradigms
Stephanie Finnegan – Practical guide to social media
Jenn Lilly – Importance of programs for blind children
Kathy Buskirk – New developments in vision rehabilitation
Kevin Bly – Interagency videoconferencing
Mike Nicol – Updates on new assistive technology
We are proud of all of our presenters and everyone who helped make this conference a success!