Past Events

Read about recent events with Blind Babies Foundation, look at photos, and more.

The 19th Annual Lowenfeld-Akeson Early Years Symposium is approaching!


Dates: Friday, Feb. 6 & Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015


Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm each day


Topic: Dealing with Dual Diagnosis: Autism and Visual Impairment


Co-Presenters: Linda Lawrence, MD & Terese Pawletko, PhD


Location: California School for the Blind; 500 Walnut Ave., Fremont, CA 94536


Registration: Early registration deadline is Jan. 26, 2015. For regestration questions and family scholarship requests, please contact Michael McFarland by phone at (510) 446 2229 ext. 10 or by e-mail at


A great time was had by all at the Bay Area Beeper Egg Hunt on April 12th! Thank you to all who helped make this event so wonderful:
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On November 2nd, Superfest: International Disability Film Festival will rock San Francisco once again with a full day of short films that

will make you laugh, cry, and think about disability in a whole new way. Get more info at and buy your tickets now. For updates about the event, join the Facebook event page:

Bay Area community member Saryta Rodriguez’s nephew Xavien was disagnosed with retinoblastoma when he was six months old. He was treated by Dr. David Abramson in New York, who was able to save one of Xavien’s eyes and replaced the other with a glass replica. Now, Saryta is organizing a Walk for Retinoblastoma that will take place on Saturday, July 18, 2015 in Oakland. The first planning meeting/info session for this event will be taking place at Nature Vegetarian Restaurant in Oakland on Thurs, October 2nd at 7pm. If anyone is interested in attending this meeting, please RSVP to Saryta by e-mail at or through the Meetup group that she has set up:

For more information, check out the flier below:

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BBF alum kiddo Ross Illingworth was recently featured in nationwide magazine “Seedstock Edge!” Check out this article to read all about his exciting accomplishments showing pigs as a legally blind 11-year-old.

Ross Illingworth

The Guggenheim’s, a BBF alum family, are presenting their original musical comedy “America Sings!” at Santa Clara University on Weds & Thurs, July 30 & 31. Purchase your tickets for this fabulous performance by The Retro Dome by clicking here!

America Sings!

Former BBF kiddo Caitlin Hernandez has taken to the stage once again! Read this article to find out all about Caitlin’s involvement with Circle of Life Theater Company and their production of Wait Until Dark, a depiction of a young blind artist defending herself against a home invasion. Congratulations Caitlin!


Congratulations to BBF Board Member Sharon Sacks, recent recipient of the Mary K. Bauman Award! This award was established in 1982 in order to honor an individual who has made significant and outstanding contributions to the education of children and youth who

are blind or visually impaired. Congratulations once again Sharon on this much deserved honor!

On Saturday evening, May 10, in the Willow Glen area of the south bay, the San Jose Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 8 sponsored a dinner, silent auction, raffle and night of music to benefit Blind Babies Foundation. The chosen date on Mothers’ Day Weekend was a perfect backdrop for the Eagles, who were instrumental in establishing Mothers’ Day as a treasured American holiday. Scrumptious barbecue with homemade salads and delicious dessert was expertly prepared by Eagles Board Members, with James Scettrini adding his time, heart and soul to the preparations.
BBF alum family Scott Connelly, his wife, Vita, and their daughters Lola and Camila told the audience about their first meeting with BBF Vision Impairment Specialist Amy Brody, who brought specialized toys and materials for their daughter, Camila, provided support at home, and demonstrated expertise during ophthalmology visits that made all the difference in their family’s life.
We salute the Eagles for a great evening and thank them for their continued support of the exceptional work of BBF!


BBF’s 14th Annual Bay Area Beeper Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 12, 2014

11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Guide Dogs for the Blind

350 Los Ranchitos Road

San Rafael, CA 94903

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RSVP by April 7th by phone at (510) 446 – 2229 or by email at


21st Annual Central Valley Beeper Egg Hunt:

Saturday, April 5, 2014

11:30 am — 2:00 pm

Rowley Ranch

32592 Road 144

Visalia, CA 93292

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For more information, please contact Kristi Spaite at 559-353-6420