Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Join Our Online Community and Enter to Win Our Giveaway Contest!

This contest is now closed.  Congratulations to our winners!

Marjorie Rhodes of New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Loana Mason of New Mexico State University


We invite anyone who attends the 2015 Getting in Touch with Literacy Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico to enter our giveaway contest!  All you need to do to enter is to join our online community on the Paths to Literacy website or social media properties.


Giveaway Instructions

To enter just register for the Paths to Literacy website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Pinterest!  You can enter once for each of these.  If you are already registered, you can enter by getting a friend to sign up for any or all of these.  

  1. Register on the Paths to Literacy website:  Register now button

  1. Like us on Facebook:    Facebook iconPaths to Literacy Facebook page

  1. Follow us on Twitter:     twitter logoPaths to Literacy Facebook page

  1. Follow us on Pinterest : pinterest logoPaths to Literacy Pinterest page


  1. Refer your friends!  You can enter once more for each time your friend signs up on one or all of the above.


  1. Send us an email message to tell us what you did!  

Email us at Pathsto(dot)Literacy(at)Perkins(dot)org

E.g. "I followed you on Twitter using the handle @ILoveLiteracy!" and I registered on the site with the user name".



A selection of publications from Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Perkins School for the Blind will be given to winners. The names of the winners will be drawn at random and books will be available at the end of the Getting in Touch with Literacy 2015 Conference.  There is no cost to enter the contest.

The books are:

Better TogetherBetter Together:  Building Relationships with People Who Have Visual Impairment & Autism Spectrum Disorder (or Atypical Social Development)

The goal of this manual is to provide practical suggestions for teachers and parents who want to build important foundational relationships and teach social skills to children with visual impairments and autism or other types of atypical social development.  ($50 value)



Empowered:  An Activity Based Self-Determination Curriculum for Students with Visual Impairment

The Empowered curriculum, comprised of an Introduction and 23 Units, focuses on self-determination, which involves knowledge of self and others, decision-making, problem solving, goal setting, personal advocacy, self-control and knowledge of how to interact with the environment to achieve desired outcomes. ($75 value)


Cover of Remarkable ConversationsRemarkable Conversations: A Guide to Developing Meaningful Communication with Children and Young Adults who are Deafblind  

A practical guide for those who play a critical, direct role in the lives of children who are deafblind ($40 value)




Full Contest Rules

There is no cost to register with Paths to Literacy, and nothing to purchase in order to be eligible to win. Simply visit our Registration Page and provide your name, email address and zip code to create a new account. 
If you’re currently registered with this site, you are already enjoying the benefits of the Paths to Literacy Community.  Give your colleagues and the families of the children you work with a gift by encouraging them to register in time for this exciting opportunity!  Refer a new member and ask them to put your name in the “Referred by” field.  Members who refer others receive an additional giveaway entry for each new member who completes a registration with your referral.
There will be three winners for this giveaway.  This contest will end November 20, 2015 at midnight. The winners will be chosen at random and contacted the morning of November 21st. If the winners do not respond before the end of the GITWL conference at noon on Nov. 21, new winners will be chosen.
We're so happy that you are a member of our online community!  We look forward to hearing about ways in which you are bringing literacy into the lives of children and youth who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind.
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