Welcome to the National Federation of the Blind of Arizona

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The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams.

You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

Our 2020 State Convention was a success!

Thank you for actively participating in our Federation, and supporting us in our mission to Live the Lives We Want.

#2020TGRSTEPS Winners

It was a very close, but friendly competition amongst our NFB family! The #2020tgrstep campaign was a reminder of what we can accomplish with encouragement, perseverance, and advocacy from our NFB family. Together we step forward to overcome and conquer challenges for our independence. As individuals, we bring our authentic selves out to reach our own destinies. We can accomplish so much collectively, but never forget that, “You’ve got this,” on your own, too, but together we are changing what it means to be blind.  

Our First Place Step Challenge Champion is Marti Kurtz-Aniba from the Tucson Chapter! Way to go, you did a great job keeping us all in the loop of your step progress during the virtual convention! You will be receiving a chalice trophy with an engraved golden plaque on it stating, “#2020tgrsteps, Challenge Champion, You’ve got this” it has also been Brailled on the opposite side with NFBAZ included, and a $30 Amazon gift card.

Second Place goes to Abdallah Shoolie, also from Tucson! He paced back and forth in his house to reach his step challenge. You will be receiving a silver medal that says, “2nd place NFBAZ,” and a $20 Amazon gift card. 

Our third place champion this year is Marcus Schmidt, our Affiliate Secretary, and part of the West Valley Chapter! He reached out via email and to let us know that he was signing up for the challenge! You will be receiving a bronze medal that says, “3rd place NFBAZ,” and a $10 Amazon gift card. 

We’ve got this together, let’s go build a federation!  

National Federation of the Blind of Arizona Chapters

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Come one come all to the NFB of Arizona's IEP Seminar!!

The Arizona affiliate is hosting an IEP seminar for parents of blind children, education professionals, and students. We are inviting all those who are interested in finding out more about the education process for children in early intervention age through high school. Some information is Arizona specific but many of the topics listed in the agenda are transferable anywhere. Everyone is welcome to join us for the NFB of Arizona’s 2nd Annual IEP seminar!

We have many dynamic speakers who will present on:
- advocacy in IEP’s/IFSP’s,
- students’ rights/opportunities in education
- Stories from parents and professionals experiencing the same concerns you may be

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