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ALABAMA INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND BIRMINGHAM REGIONAL CENTER HOSTS 11th ANNUAL BEEPING EASTER EGG HUNT
BIRMINGHAM, AL – The Alabama Association for Parents of Visually Impaired (AAPVI) Children with the support of North Shelby Baptist Church will hold the 11th annual EASTER EGG HUNT FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE BLIND/LOW VISION OR DEAF/BLIND on March 8 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Homewood Park (1632 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL).
Members of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) construct electronic beeping Easter Eggs, which are used at Easter Egg Hunts around the Southeast. IABTI has donated both the funds and the expertise the last six years for the construction of these eggs which are used year round by Orientation and Mobility teachers to teach children who are blind/low vision transportation skills.
The project was adopted by the IABTI five years ago and named for the daughter of David Hyche, Rachel, who was the inspiration for the event.
“These events are being held around the country now with the model developed here in Alabama,” explains Hyche. “The partnership with IABTI is crucial because the components are very expensive. We are excited that the project has grown and continues to receive state, national and even international attention.”
Participating Agencies: ATF, IABTI, National Association for Parents of Visually Impaired (NAPVI), APPVI, North Shelby Baptist Church and Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) Early Intervention program (Recipient).
Please contact Organizer David Hyche, 205.365.1951, or AIDB Birmingham Regional Director Jessica L. Edmiston at 205.328.3989 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.