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Alice Raftary Award

The Charlyn Allen Award

Charlyn Allen worked in the field of rehabilitation teaching for the state of Missouri for approximately 35 years. The last 10 years she was supervisor for the Missouri Bureau for the Blind.  Mrs. Allen was president of MACRT, then MCHT, in the late 1950s, and then assumed a leadership role in all of MACRT’s conferences as well as other groups relative to rehabilitation teaching of persons with visual impairment. MACRT named this award in honor of Charlyn Allen, a remarkable woman who happened to be blind, who exemplified dedication and service to the rehabilitation of persons who are blind.  This award is presented annually at our Training Conference awards luncheon.

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  • A nominee shall be an ACVREP-certified vision rehabilitation therapist.
  • A nominee should demonstrate outstanding professionalism and service to the field.
  • A nominee shall be a member of AVRT.

Nominations for the Charlyn Allen Award are due by: Sept. 30th and should be sent to John McMahon at: .

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