A bunch of colorful beeping Easter eggs

A bunch of colorful beeping Easter eggs

Local agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)  made Easter eggs that beep for an upcoming egg hunt for children who are blind/visually impaired in the NABA Youth Program.  The Easter Egg Hunt will be part of the NABA Youth Program activities next week while school is out.

“I want to commend the Albany ATF office for giving their expertise and their time in making these wonderful beeping eggs.  They’re not easy to make.  They say they’re easy to make.  Only for bomb specialists!” said Senia Fleming NABA’s Youth Program Director.

NABA provides recreational and life skills programs for children and teens with vision impairments. These programs are designed to expose the youth to new and fun activities, and also to give the youth a chance to learn and experience the same recreational opportunities as sighted youth. Adaptations are made to make all activities accessible for those with vision impairments.

The program is a combination of educational, rehabilitation, and recreational activities. The program exposes the youth to such activities as, horseback riding, nature hikes, martial arts instruction, musical theory, daily living skills instruction, and orientation and mobility skills. Currently, NABA holds these recreational programs during the summer and throughout the year during school breaks or on weekends.

To view the Channel 13 report, click here.

Update: View Channel 13 report filming the Easter egg hunt on April 18th – http://wnyt.com/news/albany-easter-egg-hunt-children-blind-visually-impaired-atf-agents-beeping-eggs/4457664/

 

To learn more about NABA’s Youth Programs, contact NABA Youth Program Director Senia Fleming at  (518) 463-1211.

Picture of NABA kids sitting around Cheerio a guide dog puppy in-training.

Picture of NABA kids sitting around Cheerio a guide dog puppy in-training.