Capital Hill Visit, Washington, DC

February 4-7, 2006

Holly and Lori presented their issue brief: TEACHERS OF THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED AS A RELATED SERVICE?-- "Supportive Services" or "Specially Designed Instruction" to Mr. Adelstein during their Capitol Hill visits.

Pictured left to right in Congressman Geoff Davis' office - Paul Schroeder, Vice President, Programs and Policy, AFB; Lori Johnson, NCLVI Fellow, University of Louisville; Dan Adelstein, National Security Assistant for Kentucky Congressman Geoff Davis; and Holly Lawson, NCLVI Fellow, University of Arizona.

Discussion: the implications of high stakes testing for students who are visually impaired and have additional disabilities.

From Left to Right: Julie Durando (NCLVI Fellow, University of Northern Colorado)  Elizabeth Hartmann (University of California Berkeley and San Francisco State University), Melissa Shannon (Staff for Nancy Pelosi), and Kim Zebehazy (University of Pittsburgh)

Alan Dinsmore, Senior Governmental Relations Representative from the American Foundation for the Blind, shown here with Julie Durando, escorted several Fellows during their Hill visits.

NCLVI Fellow,  Derrick Smith with Liz Stillwell, Senator Sessions Legislative Aide.