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Members of the NRTC team will present research findings during the 2018 American Foundation for the Blind Leadership Conference (AFBLC) in Oakland, Calif, April 5-7. Presentations scheduled on Friday, April 6, include:

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM in Junior Ballroom 3: Putting Your Best Foot Forward: A Job Search Intervention for Transition-Age Youth by Jennifer Cmar and Michele McDonnall.

2:00 – 3:00 PM in Junior Ballroom 4: Goal 2 Spotlight: Best Practices in the Administration of the OIB Program by Adele Crudden, Kendra Farrow, and B.J. LeJeune.

4:00 – 5:00 PM in Junior Ballroom 3: Job Retention: Characteristics and Services Associated with Maintaining Employment by Adele Crudden and Anne Steverson.

In addition, OIB-TAC: Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center will sponsor the Aging and Vision Loss Track, which will include an all-day OIB Administrators Workshop on Thursday, April 5, and the following sessions on Friday, April 6: Fall Prevention, Who is the Older Individual with Vision Loss?, Best Practices in the Administration of the OIB Program, and a collaborative Update on the 21st Century Agency on Aging and Vision Loss.

AFBLC is an annual conference that attracts professionals from diverse organizations and institutions who are experts and leaders in the field of education, services, and employment for individuals with visual impairments. Learn more on the AFBLC website.