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Summer Spotlight — Student Seminar Coming Soon!

Kick off your summer with the Bridges Helpdesk as we showcase all of the wonderful programs for blind/low vision students in Maryland during the summer of 2022! Beat the heat and join us as we cover:

  • June 7: LBPD Summer Reading Programs
  • June 14: Maryland Camps and Summer Programs
  • June 21: Online Summer Programs
  • June 28: Student Seminar Coming Soon!

Today we highlight a seminar taking place in Maryland that you won’t want to miss!

Reflect, Reequip, Reimagine: Raising the Bar for Blind Students!

The National Association of Blind Students (NABS) and the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland invite you to the 2022 Atlantic regional seminar, a fun-filled weekend brimming with opportunities for professional growth, confidence building, and mentorship!

The past years have challenged blind students in a variety of ways, but we will emerge stronger than ever. Through enlightening presentations, spectacular guest speakers, exhilarating activities, and thought-provoking discussions, we will reflect on the past, prepare in the present, and reimagine our future. Together we can raise the bar for blind students!

Time, Date, and Place

The Seminar will begin at 6: pm on Friday, August 12. It will conclude at Noon on Sunday, August 14.

The Seminar will take place at Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley by Marriott, 245 Shawan Rd, Hunt Valley, MD 21031. You may contact the hotel at (410) 785-7000.

Registration and Lodging Logistics

Registration for the 2022 Atlantic Student Seminar closes on Thursday, July 21, 2022.

Before you rush to reserve your spot, please note the following:

Registration fee

*Each attendee is responsible for a $100 registration fee, payable to NABS, which will cover meals throughout the weekend as well as administrative expenses necessary to support this event. We encourage you to proactively reach out to your vocational rehabilitation agency and/or National Federation of the Blind state affiliate to help offset this expense. This fee is due by the time registration closes. Until we receive both your registration form response and this fee, your spot is not guaranteed.”

Masks and negative COVID test required

*Please note that all attendees will need to submit proof of a negative COVID test within 60 hours of our event’s start, regardless of vaccination status. This proof will need to be submitted to a designated party no later than noon on Friday, August 12, 2022. Additionally, masks will be required during all 2022 Atlantic Student Seminar activities.”

Lodging details

The Seminar organizers will not be assigning roommates for this event. The event organizers are more than happy to support you in finding a roommate if you require assistance, which you can indicate on the registration form linked below; however, if you do not either take the initiative to procure a roommate or reach out for assistance, you will be responsible for the hotel expense of $104 + applicable taxes and fees for each night of the event.

***Please direct questions to Logan Stenzel at

Contact us

Follow the Bridges Helpdesk Facebook page for more transition tips, and please contact the Free Helpdesk for Maryland Blind/Low Vision Transition Students, Families, and Educators anytime using:

This unique project is being coordinated through The IMAGE Center of Maryland, a center for independent living in Towson, and it is funded by a grant from the Maryland Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

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