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NOAH Connections

NOAH Connections, bringing the albinism community together.

Introducing NOAH Connections

Inspired by our early pandemic “Social Distancing with Friends” series, as well as the heart-warming connections created during #VirtualNOAHCon2020, NOAH is delighted to introduce NOAH Connections, an ongoing series of virtual opportunities to bring the community together. An essential part of NOAH’s mission is to “provide a place where people with albinism and their families in the U.S. and Canada can find acceptance, support, and fellowship.” With the participation and engagement of community members like you, NOAH Connections will provide this opportunity for virtual “face to face” connections. Unless otherwise stated, NOAH Connections will be hosted on the Zoom platform.

Looking for a way to help? Let YOUR voice be heard!
Learn more about NOAH Connections Advisory Task Force opportunities!

We hope you’ll join us for one of many upcoming opportunities to connect!


What’s Your Vision?

Do you have a vision for future support forums, interest group meetings, educational sessions or social activities that would benefit the albinism community?

Submit your session ideas using this form to suggest upcoming content and connections for all!


Upcoming Opportunities to Connect:

Preschool ~ Grades K-5 ~ Grades 6-8 ~ Teens
Young Adults ~ Adults ~ Parents, Grandparents, & Caregivers
Special Interest ~ Everyone!

Are you looking for educational or social-emotional sessions facilitated by a licensed professional? Check out NOAH Workshops and register for upcoming offerings!

Wednesday, November 17th ~ Young Adults

Thursday, November 18th ~ Parents, Grandparents, & Caregivers & Adults

Sunday, November 21st ~ NOAH Friendsgiving

Monday, November 22nd ~ Canadian Parents

Wednesday, December 1st ~ Young Adults

Thursday, December 2nd ~ Teens & Adults

Thursday, December 9th ~ Teens & LGBTQ+ and Allies

Tuesday, December 14th ~ Aging with Albinism

Preschool NOAH Connections

Preschool NOAH Connections

Preschool NOAH Connections
with Kathi Garza

Wednesday, October 6th ~ 12:00pm ET // 9:00am PT

Join us for some Fun Fall Fingerplays as we chat about the beautiful changes fall brings. If you like spending time outdoors in the fall, collect a few treasures on a nature walk and bring them to Preschool Connections so we can share in the joy together! If you’re unable to go on a nature walk and would like to draw some of your favorite fall things, we’d love to see that, too!

Sign up for Preschool NOAH Connections today for info on how to join this session, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join Preschool NOAH Connections!


Grades K-5 NOAH Connections

Are you looking for educational or social-emotional sessions facilitated by a licensed professional? Check out NOAH Workshops and register for upcoming offerings!

Grades K-5 NOAH Connections

Grades K-5 NOAH Connections

Next Call TBA

Sign up for Grades K-5 NOAH Connections today for info on how to join this session, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join Grades K-5 NOAH Connections!


Grades 6-8 NOAH Connections

Are you looking for educational or social-emotional sessions facilitated by a licensed professional? Check out NOAH Workshops and register for upcoming offerings!

NOAH Kids’ PWA Book Club
(recommended for grades 5-8)

Next Call TBD

Sign up for NOAH Kids’ PWA Book Club!

Teen NOAH Connections

Are you looking for educational or social-emotional sessions facilitated by a licensed professional? Check out NOAH Workshops and register for upcoming offerings!

Teen NOAH Connections

Teen NOAH Connections

Thursday, November 11th at 8:00pm ET // 5:00pm PT
Thursday, December 2nd at 8:00pm ET // 5:00pm PT (rescheduled from Thanksgiving)
Thursday, December 9th at 8:00pm ET // 5:00pm PT

NOAH Teens, you’re invited to our next Teen Connections call!

Sign up for Teen NOAH Connections today for info on how to join this session, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join Teen NOAH Connections!


Young Adult NOAH Connections

Are you looking for educational or social-emotional sessions facilitated by a licensed professional? Check out NOAH Workshops and register for upcoming offerings!

Young Adult NOAH Connections

Young Adult NOAH Connections

Wednesday, November 17th ~ 9:00pm ET // 6:00pm PT
Wednesday, December 1st ~ 9:00pm ET // 6:00pm PT

Young Adults, join us for our next session. This is a great chance to share our experiences and connect with fellow PWAs!

Sign up for Young Adult NOAH Connections today for info on how to join this session, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join Young Adult NOAH Connections!


Adult NOAH Connections

Are you looking for educational or social-emotional sessions facilitated by a licensed professional? Check out NOAH Workshops and register for upcoming offerings!


Adult NOAH Connections

Adult NOAH Connections

Thursday, November 18th at 9:00pm ET // 6:00pm PT
Thursday, December 2nd at 9:00pm ET // 6:00pm PT

Adult PWAs, you’re invited to our next session of Adult Connections! We hope to see you on Zoom for social time with fellow PWAs. 

Sign up for Adult NOAH Connections today for info on how to join this session, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join Adult NOAH Connections


Could Adults with Albinism Miss HPS?
hosted by HPS Network Founder & President, Donna Appell, RN

Wednesday, November 10th at 8:00pm ET

Join Donna Appell, RN for an informative session for adult PWAs about HPS.

Register Now!


NOAH PWA Book Club

PWA Book Club

Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 10th at 9:00pm ET

Current Reading Material: “The House of the Spirits” by Isabel Allende

All PWAs (18+ years old) can join NOAH’s Book Club – simply sign up and get your hands on a copy of the current book. Depending on the length of the book, we will meet every 1-2 months in NOAH’s zoom room for a discussion facilitated by the book club member who selected the current book. Members will take turns picking the next reading selection and facilitating the discussion!

Please note: NOAH’s book club is offered free of charge, but NOAH does not provide the current reading material to participants. You must purchase or borrow the selected book to participate!

Join NOAH PWA Book Club Today!


Parents, Grandparents, & Caregivers

Are you a parent or caregiver who lives in Canada?
Sign up for NOAH Connections: Canadian Parents today!

Are you looking for educational or social-emotional sessions facilitated by a licensed professional? Check out NOAH Workshops and register for upcoming offerings!

NOAH Connections: Dads!
hosted by Sam McClung

Monday, November 8th at 8:00pm ET // 5:00pm PT

NOAH Dads, join us to connect with fellow dads of children with albinism. We’ll discuss the unique experiences of being a dad to a PWA and come together in the shared goal of being the best dads we can be for our children.

Register for NOAH Connections: Dads today!
-OR-
text DADS to (417) 473-2310 to sign up!


Practical Considerations for Early Literacy
a presentation intended for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children with albinism ages 0-5.

Thursday, November 18th at 8:00pm ET // 5:00pm PT

When we hear the word, “literacy,” we often think of conventional reading and writing, but did you know that the development of literacy skills begins at birth and continues on until the child is ready to read and write? Come discover how to support the development of early literacy skills in practical ways through shared reading, singing songs, and exploring the world around you.

Anyone signed up for Parent Connections or Grandparent Connections will receive the link to join this call via email! Not a member? Join today!

Join Parent Connections! ~ Join Grandparent Connections!

NOAH Connections for Everyone


Podcast Panel
featuring Dale Hamilton, Jennie Bovard, Casey Greer and Cassandra Mendez

Sunday, November 14th at 4:00pm ET

Join us as four podcast hosts with albinism share their experiences!

Register now for Podcast Panel!
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Text PODCAST to (417) 473-2310!


NOAH Friendsgiving

Sunday, November 21st at 7:00pm ET // 4:00pm PT

Friends of NOAH of all ages – we hope you’ll join us for a virtual meal and Friendsgiving celebration on Gatherly!

Friendsgiving Activities!

Participate in any or all of the activities below, or join us at the kids’ or adults’ table for social time!

7:00pm ET // 4:00pm PT – Friendsgiving Scattergories with Sarah!
Supplies needed: paper, writing utensil

7:20pm ET // 4:20pm PT – Oreo Turkeys with Alison & Courtney!
Supplies needed: Miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, Oreo cookies, fall color M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces, melted chocolate (for glue), Candy Corn (optional), mini candy eyes (small size)

7:40pm ET // 4:40pm PT – Grateful Pumpkins with Karen!
Supplies needed: 1 sheet each of orange and green construction paper (any color combination would work), writing instrument (pen, pencil, marker, crayon), stapler/staples (tape or paper clips may work too), scissors

8:00pm ET // 5:00pm PT – Recipe Swap with Casey!
Supplies needed: any recipe you’d like to share!

RSVP for Friendsgiving Today!
-OR-
Text FRIENDS to (417) 473-2310 to let us know you’re coming!


NOAH Connections Coffee Chat

NOAH Connections Coffee Chat!
Meet Karen!

Next Call TBA

Coffee Chats are an open invitation to have coffee with NOAH staff on Zoom. Share your thoughts on NOAH programming, share your voice, or simply join us for some social time.

Sign up for NOAH Connections Coffee Chat today, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join NOAH Connections Coffee Chat!

Special Interest

NOAH Connections: LGBTQ+ & Allies

Thursday, November 11th at 9:00pm ET // 6:00pm PT
Thursday, December 9th at 9:00pm ET // 6:00pm PT

YOU belong here! Join us for a social gathering open to all LGBTQ+ and allies with albinism. Participants are welcome to connect however they are comfortable – leave your camera off or dial in via phone if video isn’t your style. We look forward to connecting with you!

Sign up for NOAH Connections LGBTQ+ & Allies today, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join NOAH Connections: LGBTQ+ & Allies!


Aging with Albinism: Counseling and Mental Health
hosted by June Waugh

Tuesday, December 14th at 5:00pm ET // 2:00pm PT

Join us to discuss and share how we have coped psychologically with the unique challenges of albinism. What have you done over the years to enhance your mental health? Have you found therapy to be of value? What else has worked? All ideas and experiences are welcome.

Sign up for NOAH Connections Aging with Albinism today, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join NOAH Connections Aging with Albinism!


People with Albinism in the Legal Profession
hosted by Arielle Lewis and Katy Carroll

Tuesday, October 26th at 8:30pm ET // 5:30pm PT

Calling all law students, lawyers, judges, and paralegals with albinism. You’re invited to join with fellow PWAs in the legal profession for a NOAH Connections social time just for you. Please join us for conversation and connections.

Note: This is a social time for people with albinism in the legal profession – legal advice will not be provided.

Register Now for People with Albinism in the Legal Profession!


NOAH Connections Black, Indigenous, People of Color

BIPOC NOAH Connections
hosted by: Torey Alford

Next Call TBD

This gathering is intended for adults with albinism who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC).

Sign up for BIPOC NOAH Connections today for info on how to join this session, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join BIPOC NOAH Connections!


NOAH Connections Adults with Albinism Parenting without Pigment

Parenting without Pigment NOAH Connections

Next Call TBD

Are you a PWA with kids? This is the perfect group for you!
Join together with fellow parents without pigment to connect, discuss, share, and more! We hope to “see” you at our next gathering.

Sign up for Parenting without Pigment NOAH Connections today for info on how to join this session, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join Parenting without Pigment NOAH Connections


Canadian PWAs

Next Call TBD

Sign up for NOAH Connections: Canadian PWAs today, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join NOAH Connections: Canadian PWAs!


Canadian Parents – Education Session
hosted by Amanda Grant, TVI

Monday, November 22nd at 8:15pm ET // 5:15pm PT

Calling all Canadian parents of children with albinism! Join us for a session for Canadian parents (specifically Ontario, but open to everyone in Canada) about the education system.

Sign Up Now!


PWAs in the STEM Fields
hosted by Sarah Kane & Derek Schindelman

Next Call TBD

PWAs in STEM, you’re invited to a social gathering hosted by Sarah Kane & Derek Schindelman!

Register to participate in this and future PWAs in STEM connections!



NOAH Connections: Military Families

Next Call TBD

Calling all military families (active, reserve, retired), join us to connect, share experiences, and discuss the challenges of being a military family navigating life with albinism. Do you have tips and tricks to share? How you navigated EFMP, PCSing, Tricare, etc? 

Sign up for Military Families Connections today!