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.

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

Upcoming Opportunities to Connect:


Friday, December 4th ~ Parenting without Pigment
Saturday, December 12th ~ BIPOC
Thursday, December 17th ~ TeensThursday, December 17th ~ Young Adult
*Date Change* Sunday, December 20th ~ Grades K-5 Self-Advocacy
*Date Change* Sunday, December 20th ~ Grades 6-8 Self-Advocacy
*Date Change* Sunday, December 20th ~ Teens Self-Advocacy
Tuesday, December 22nd ~ Preschool
Sunday, December 27th ~ NOAH Holiday Party (Save the Date!)
Tuesday, December 29th ~ Canvas, Cookies & Cocoa
Wednesday, December 30th ~ Grades 6-8 Social Breakouts
Wednesday, December 30th ~ Grades K-5 Bingo
Wednesday, December 30th ~ Coffee Chat
Sunday, January 10th ~ Grades K-5 Educating Others
Sunday, January 10th ~ Grades 6-8 Educating Others
Sunday, January 10th ~ Teens Educating Others

Are you a parent or grandparent looking to connect with others in the albinism community?
Check out Parent Connections and Grandparent Connections!

NOAH Connections by Group:

Preschool ~ Grades K-5 ~ Grades 6-8 ~ Teens ~ Young Adults ~ Adults


Preschool NOAH Connections

Preschool NOAH Connections

Preschool NOAH Connections

Tuesday, December 22nd at 12:00pm ET

We’re so excited to give our younger NOAH members the chance to connect and play virtually with kids their age! This 30-minute zoom session will be facilitated by Kathi Garza M.Ed TVI. We hope you can join us!

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

Grades K-5 NOAH Connections Self-Advocacy

Grades K-5 NOAH Connections
Finding Your Voice, Learning How to Advocate

*Date Change*
Sunday, December 20th from 2:00 – 2:45pm ET

Join Jocelyn Leworthy, Certified Child Life Specialist and young adult with Albinism as she aims to help children and youth identify challenges/needs as they relate to Albinism in a variety of settings and why self-advocacy is important. Each group will take part in creating a resource that can be shared with others as a way to express needs and how others can help. The session will also serve as a space to connect with others and share feelings/experiences.

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 K-6 NOAH connections Canvas, Cookies & Cocoa! Paint with Liz!

Grades K-6 NOAH Connections
Canvas, Cookies & Cocoa!

Tuesday, December 29th at 4:00 pm ET

We’re so excited for this exciting painting session with Liz Schafer! Grab your cookies and cocoa, and follow along with Liz on Zoom to paint a snowman!

Supplies:
-A canvas (recommended size 14×11 in.)
-A cup of water
-Large paint brush
-Smaller round paint brush
-A paper plate (or something to mix paint on)
-Titanium white acrylic paint
-Cerulean Blue acrylic paint
-Cadmium Red Light Hue acrylic paint (orange)
– Black acrylic paint
– Any color acrylic paint (to be used for the snowman’s hat)

If you don’t mind a smaller canvas, this paint kit from Amazon will work well:
https://smile.amazon.com/Art-Supply-14-Piece-Acrylic-Painting/dp/B00PR5L02U

NOAH kids, please use the link below to sign up for Canvas, Cookies & Cocoa. Registration is required to secure your spot for this space-limited activity!

Sign Up for Canvas, Cookies & Cocoa!


Grades K-5 NOAH Connections BINGO!

Grades K-5 NOAH Connections
BINGO!

Wednesday, December 30th at 4:00 pm ET

Calling all NOAH kids in grades K-5! Join us for a fun game of BINGO on Zoom at this special session of NOAH Connections. We can’t wait to see your smiling faces!

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 K-5 NOAH Connections Educating Others About Albinism

Grades K-5 NOAH Connections
Educating Others About Albinism

Sunday, January 10th from 2:00 – 2:45pm ET

Join Jocelyn Leworthy a Certified Child Life Specialist and young adult living with Albinism as she shares and helps children and youth create developmentally appropriate strategies and explanations that  can be used to help others learn  more about Albinism. The call will also serve as an opportunity for children and youth to connect with others and share feelings and ideas. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with Jocelyn to create a resource that can be shared with classmates and peers to promote greater understanding.

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

Grades 6-8 NOAH Connections Self-Advocacy

Grades 6-8 NOAH Connections
Finding Your Voice, Learning to Advocate

*Date Change*
Sunday, December 20th from 3:00 – 3:45pm ET

Join Jocelyn Leworthy, Certified Child Life Specialist and young adult with Albinism as she   aims to help children and youth identify challenges/needs as they relate to Albinism in a variety of settings and why self-advocacy is important. Each group will take part in creating a resource that can be shared with others as a way to express needs and how others can help. The session will also serve as a space to connect with others and share feelings/experiences.

Sign up for Grades 6-8 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 6-8 NOAH Connections!


Grades 6-8 NOAH Connections Social Breakouts

Grades 6-8 NOAH Connections
Social Breakouts

Wednesday, December 30th at 3:00 pm ET

NOAH middle-schoolers, this one is for you! Grab your computers and get ready for a fun, virtual meet-up on Zoom!

Sign up for Grades 6-8 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 6-8 NOAH Connections!


Grades 6-8 NOAH Connections Educating Others About Albinism

Grades 6-8 NOAH Connections
Educating Others About Albinism

Sunday, January 10th from 3:00 – 3:45pm ET

Join Jocelyn Leworthy a Certified Child Life Specialist and young adult living with Albinism as she shares and helps children and youth create developmentally appropriate strategies and explanations that  can be used to help others learn  more about Albinism. The call will also serve as an opportunity for children and youth to connect with others and share feelings and ideas. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with Jocelyn to create a resource that can be shared with classmates and peers to promote greater understanding.

Sign up for Grades 6-8 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 6-8 NOAH Connections!


Teen NOAH Connections

Teen NOAH Connections

Teen NOAH Connections

Thursday, December 3rd at 8:00 pm ET

Teens, wouldn’t it be great to chat with other teens who just get it? This session, facilitated by McGowan Leadership Scholarship winner and JAC member, Aidan O’Connor, is the perfect chance to make new friends and hang out on Zoom!

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!


Teen NOAH Connections

Teen NOAH Connections

Thursday, December 17th at 8:00 pm ET

Teens, wouldn’t it be great to chat with other teens who just get it? This session, facilitated by McGowan Leadership Scholarship winner and JAC member, Aidan O’Connor, is the perfect chance to make new friends and hang out on Zoom!

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!


Teen NOAH Connections Self-Advocacy

Teen NOAH Connections
Finding Your Voice, Learning How to Advocate

*Date Change*
Sunday, December 20th from 4:00 – 4:45 pm ET

Join Jocelyn Leworthy, Certified Child Life Specialist and young adult with Albinism as she   aims to help children and youth identify challenges/needs as they relate to Albinism in a variety of settings and why self-advocacy is important. Each group will take part in creating a resource that can be shared with others as a way to express needs and how others can help. The session will also serve as a space to connect with others and share feelings/experiences.

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!


Teen NOAH Connections Educating Others About Albinism

Teen NOAH Connections
Educating Others About Albinism

Sunday, January 10th from 4:00 – 4:45pm ET

Join Jocelyn Leworthy a Certified Child Life Specialist and young adult living with Albinism as she shares and helps children and youth create developmentally appropriate strategies and explanations that  can be used to help others learn  more about Albinism. The call will also serve as an opportunity for children and youth to connect with others and share feelings and ideas. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with Jocelyn to create a resource that can be shared with classmates and peers to promote greater understanding.

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

Young Adult NOAH Connections

Young Adult NOAH Connections

Thursday, December 3rd at 9:15 pm ET

Young adults, we hope you’ll join us for a relaxed and fun evening of virtual connection! Whether you’re new to NOAH events or a seasoned pro, this is a great chance to escape the pressures of everyday life and chat with others in the community. We can’t wait to see you on Zoom!

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!


Young Adult NOAH Connections

Young Adult NOAH Connections

Thursday, December 17th at 9:15 pm ET

Young adults, we hope you’ll join us for a relaxed and fun evening of virtual connection! Whether you’re new to NOAH events or a seasoned pro, this is a great chance to escape the pressures of everyday life and chat with others in the community. We can’t wait to see you on Zoom!

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

NOAH Connections Coffee Chat

NOAH Connections Coffee Chat!
Wednesday, December 2nd at 12:00 pm ET

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

Sign Up for Coffee Chat Today!


NOAH Connections Adults with Albinism Parenting without Pigment

Parenting without Pigment NOAH Connections

Friday, December 4th at 9:00 pm ET

Join together with other parents without pigment to socialize and share ideas or requests for future programming. This gathering will take place on Zoom!

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!


NOAH Connections Black, Indigenous, People of Color

BIPOC NOAH Connections

Saturday, December 12th at 5:00 pm ET

The latest addition to our NOAH Connections offerings!
This gathering is intended for adults with albinism who identify as Black, Indigenous, Person of Color (BIPOC). This will be a social gathering with the invitation to share ideas or requests for future programming.

This gathering will take place on Zoom!

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 Coffee Chat

NOAH Connections Coffee Chat!

Wednesday, December 30th at 3:00 pm ET

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

Sign Up for Coffee Chat Today!