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Virtual NOAHCon 2020 July 9-12, 2020 A Vision Beyond 2020

Sunday, July 12th

Tentative Schedule

8:30am – 9:30am PT (11:30am – 12:30pm ET)
Family – Are You Ready for the Transition to College? with Sue Dalton
Adults – PWA Yoga

9:30am – 10:00am PT (12:30pm – 1:00pm ET)

10:00am – 11:00am PT (1:00pm -2:00pm ET)
Kids – Ask a Teen with Albinism
Adults – Stares, Smirks & Shout Outs with Kelsey Thompson

11:00am – 11:30am PT (2:00pm – 2:30pm ET)

11:30am – 12:30pm PT (2:30pm – 3:30pm ET)
Adults – PWA Paint and Sip 11:15am – 12:45pm PT SESSION FULL!
Kids –
Ask an Adult with Albinism

12:30pm – 12:45pm PT (3:30pm – 3:45pm ET)

12:45pm – 1:45pm PT (3:45pm – 4:45pm ET)
Adults – PWA No-Bake Baking Club SESSION FULL!

1:45pm – 2:00pm PT (4:45pm – 5:00pm ET)

2:00pm – 3:30pm PT (5:00pm – 6:30pm ET)
Everyone – Closing Session

2:30pm – 3:30pm PT (5:30pm – 6:30pm ET)
Albinism Town Square

Session Descriptions

Transition to College

Are You Ready for the Transition to College?
Sue Dalton
It’s essential to be aware of the services and accommodations available after high school. Is your child prepared to transition into college or the workforce as their own advocate in pursuit of their personal and professional goals? What agencies are available to provide the assistance your child needs to be successful in this new adventure?

PWA Yoga

PWA Yoga
Find your breath and enjoy a morning stretch with this Yoga Class specially for Adults with Albinism.

Kids Ask a Teen with Albinism

Kids Ask a Teen with Albinism
A talkative team of teens with albinism will tell their tales. This session will be an opportunity for kids to quiz a panel of high school aged people with albinism about their experience living with albinism.

PWA Stares, Smirks & Shout Outs

Stares, Smirks & Shout Outs
Kelsey Thompson, M.S., CRC, CCM, LCPC
This session, which is intended exclusively for adults with albinism, will address how to deal with negative experiences in public and how to maintain self-esteem and dignity in difficult situations – from the blatantly rude person who yells “Hey, albino!” to the hilariously annoying inquisitor who asks, “Where did you get such white hair?” We will explore the emotions, behaviors and thought processes that these experiences bring about in us and discuss tips to minimize their impact. attendees will receive suggestions they can use in their daily lives to cope with the occasional challenges of living with albinism.

Kids Ask an Adult with Albinism

Kids Ask an Adult with Albinism
A panel of adults with albinism who are willing to tell it like it is will take questions from kids. This promises to be a lively, informative and wide-ranging discussion of interesting topics.

PWA Paint & Sip 21+

PWA Paint and Sip
Do you love to paint? Or have you always wanted to try your hand at a brush but didn’t know where to start? Well, grab a glass of wine, relax, and create your very own Masterpiece with your other PWA’s guided by teaching artist, Gloria Coulston (Mother to NOAH Member, Marleena Barber). Participants can purchase basic paint kit on Amazon, or use their own supplies.

Supplies list:
1 8X10. 10X12 or 12X16 White Canvas
Red, Yellow, White and Black acrylic paint
1 flat 1-2 inch brush
1 thin tipped brush
A cup of water to rinse brush between colors
Paper towels
Paper plate or paint palette for mixing paint
Optional – hair dryer to help paint dry quickly

PWA No-Bake Baking Club

PWA No-Bake Baking Club
Learn to make some tasty and easy recipes while enjoying the company of other adults with albinism! Share tips and tricks for baking in the kitchen.

Ingredient List

Closing Session

Closing Session
The closing session is a chance for everyone to gather together and reflect on the past days, things we’ve learned, and friends old and new that we’ve connected with. The session will feature awards, in memorial, 2021-2022 NOAH event announcements, and more!

Thursday ~ Friday ~ Saturday