Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 7:45 AM to 3:45 PM EDT
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Manhattan Center 
4210 W. Bay Villa Avenue
Tampa, FL 33611

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Andrea Wallace 
Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired 

Finding Wheels: Strategies to Build Independent Travel Skills for Those with Visual Impairments 

Come join us for this FREE one-day workshop on the new edition of Finding Wheels presented by Dr. Penny Rosenblum. Once the book is available to order, a copy will be sent to each workshop participant.

 What is Finding Wheels?

  • A guide to assist travelers in exploring transportation options now and in the future
  • A collection of ideas for professionals and family members to support travelers
  • An alternative to driver’s education class
  • A tool to augment ECC instruction

Who is Finding Wheels for?

  • Travelers in their teens or early 20s
  • Professionals working with travelers with visual impairments
  • Family members of travelers

What does Finding Wheels include?

  • Ten chapters on a wide range of travel topics
  • Scenarios of travelers in different communities
  • Activities that allow travelers to reflect and explore topics included in the book
  • Objectives professionals will find valuable for instructional planning

How can Finding Wheels be used?

  • On your own
  • In a group
  • As a family
  • For an after school or enrichment program
  • As part of instruction by professionals in schools or rehabilitation settings


View the draft agenda here.  Registration for this event will close on September 13, 2019. 


No group hotel block has been created for this training.  For those traveling from out of the area, a few of the nearby hotels are listed below. 

LaQuinta Inn 
4620 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611 

Best Western Tampa 
734 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609 

Tahitian Inn 
601 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609 

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Tampa - Westshore South (Opening November 2018) 
4505 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33611 

There are also numerous hotels (Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Embassy Suites, etc) in the Westshore/Airport area that can be located using a Google search.