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NOAH Connections

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 offer 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.

Looking for a way to help? Let YOUR voice be heard!
Learn more about NOAH Connections Advisory Task Force opportunities!

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


What’s Your Vision?

Do you have a vision for future support forums, interest group meetings, educational sessions or social activities that would benefit the albinism community?

Submit your session ideas using this form to suggest upcoming content and connections for all!


Upcoming Opportunities to Connect:

In order to make efficient use of NOAH resources, if less than two attendees join a NOAH Connections call within 15 minutes of the published call start time, the NOAH Connections call will end.

Preschool ~ Grades K-5 ~ Grades 6-8 ~ Teens
Young Adults ~ Adults ~ Parents, Grandparents, & Caregivers
Special Interest ~ Everyone!

Are you looking for educational or social-emotional sessions facilitated by a licensed professional? Check out NOAH Workshops and register for upcoming offerings!

Tuesday, February 20th ~ Aging with Albinism & Parenting without Pigment

Wednesday, February 21st ~ Young Adults

Thursday, February 22nd ~ Adults & Spring for NOAH Coffee Chat

Sunday, February 25th ~ Spring for NOAH Coffee Chat

Monday, February 26th ~ Share Your Story: Living with Albinism – James Morehead

Tuesday, February 27th ~ PWA Dating Chat

Thursday, February 29th ~ Teens

Wednesday, March 6th ~ Young Adults

Thursday, March 7th ~ Adults

Monday, March 11th ~ PWA Book Club

Tuesday, March 12th ~ Prospective Drivers

Thursday, March 14th ~ Teens

Wednesday, March 20th ~ Young Adults

Thursday, March 21st ~ Adults

Preschool NOAH Connections

Preschool NOAH Connections

Preschool NOAH Connections
with Kathi Garza

TBD

Join us for some Fun Fall Fingerplays as we chat about the beautiful changes fall brings. If you like spending time outdoors in the fall, collect a few treasures on a nature walk and bring them to Preschool Connections so we can share in the joy together! If you’re unable to go on a nature walk and would like to draw some of your favorite fall things, we’d love to see that, too!

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

Are you looking for educational or social-emotional sessions facilitated by a licensed professional? Check out NOAH Workshops and register for upcoming offerings!

Grades K-5 NOAH Connections

Grades K-5 NOAH Connections

Next Call TBA

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!

NOAH Kids’ PWA Book Club
(recommended for ages 7-10)

Next Book Club TBD


Grades 6-8 NOAH Connections

Are you looking for educational or social-emotional sessions facilitated by a licensed professional? Check out NOAH Workshops and register for upcoming offerings!

NOAH Kids’ PWA Book Club
(recommended for grades 4-8)
Next Book Club TBD

Teen NOAH Connections

Are you looking for educational or social-emotional sessions facilitated by a licensed professional? Check out NOAH Workshops and register for upcoming offerings!

Teen NOAH Connections

Teen NOAH Connections

Thursday, February 29th at 8:00pm ET // 5:00pm PT
Thursday, March 14th at 8:00pm ET // 5:00pm PT

NOAH Teens, you’re invited to our next Teen Connections call!

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

Are you looking for educational or social-emotional sessions facilitated by a licensed professional? Check out NOAH Workshops and register for upcoming offerings!

Young Adult NOAH Connections

Young Adult NOAH Connections

Wednesday, February 21st ~ 9:00pm ET // 6:00pm PT
Wednesday, March 6th ~ 9:00pm ET // 6:00pm PT
Wednesday, March 20th ~ 9:00pm ET // 6:00pm PT

Young Adults, join us for our next session. This is a great chance to share our experiences and connect with fellow PWAs!

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

Are you looking for educational or social-emotional sessions facilitated by a licensed professional? Check out NOAH Workshops and register for upcoming offerings!


Adult NOAH Connections

Adult NOAH Connections

Thursday, February 22nd at 9:00pm ET // 6:00pm PT
Thursday, March 7th at 9:00pm ET // 6:00pm PT
Thursday, March 21st at 9:00pm ET // 6:00pm PT

Adult PWAs, you’re invited to our next session of Adult Connections! We hope to see you on Zoom for social time with fellow PWAs. 

Sign up for 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 Adult NOAH Connections


NOAH PWA Book Club

PWA Book Club
hosted by: Casey Greer, Silpa Tadavarthy, and Chrys Buckley

Next Meeting: Monday, March 11th at 8pm ET // 5pm PT

Current Reading Material: “The Mote in God’s Eye” by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

Are you an adult PWA (18+) who loves to read? Join us for the re-launching of the NOAH Book Club! Get a copy of our current reading material, and join us to discuss.

Please note: NOAH’s book club is offered free of charge, but NOAH does not provide the current reading material to participants. You must purchase or borrow the selected book to participate!

Join NOAH PWA Book Club Today!


Parents, Grandparents, & Caregivers

Are you a parent or caregiver who lives in Canada?
Sign up for NOAH Connections: Canadian Parents today!

Are you looking for educational or social-emotional sessions facilitated by a licensed professional? Check out NOAH Workshops and register for upcoming offerings!


Parent Connections

Next Call TBD

Join us to talk about parenting during the holidays and all of the things that come with this time of year.

Parents & caregivers – join us to become part of a community that “just gets it!” Stay tuned for upcoming calls including social time, educational presentations, and more.

Sign Up for Parent Connections!


Ocular Albinism – Parents, Grandparents, & Caregivers Connections
hosted by: Dr. Richard Lewis & Pamela Tarnawa

Next Call TBD

Join this call to have an open discussion on the unique challenges a parent or grandparent faces when their child or grandchild has Ocular Albinism. This call will bring together this community so that we can learn from one another and share our experiences with others that understand.

Learn more about call co-host, Dr. Richard Lewis.

Join Ocular Albinism Parents, Grandparents, & Caregivers Connections!


Grandparent Connections

Next Call TBD

Join us to discuss overstepping when it comes to being a grandparent of a child with albinism.

NOAH grandparents, join us to connect with fellow grandparents of children with albinism! Grandparents of kids of all ages are welcome to attend 🙂

Join Grandparent Connections!


NOAH Connections: Dads!
hosted by: Sam McClung

Next Call TBD

NOAH Dads, join us to connect with fellow dads of children with albinism. We’ll discuss the unique experiences of being a dad to a PWA and come together in the shared goal of being the best dads we can be for our children.

Register for NOAH Connections: Dads today!


NOAH Connections for Everyone


Share Your Story: Living with Albinism
an interview with James Morehead

Monday, February 26th at 8pm ET // 5pm PT

We are so excited to announce our very first session of Share Your Story: Living with Albinism, which will feature retired professor, Pastor James Morehead, author of “The Brightest Star,” being interviewed by NOAH Board Chair Donté Mickens in celebration of Black History Month.

All friends of NOAH are invited to join us to learn more about Pastor Morehead’s life as an African American person with albinism. Sharing his journey from M. H. Carroll High School in Monroe, Louisiana to his current role at Pasadena Heights Church of God in Indianapolis, Indiana, Pastor Morehead will provide insights and observations from his generation regarding living with albinism.

James O. Morehead is the senior pastor at Pasadena Heights Church of God in Indianapolis, Indiana. After 32 years, he retired as a tenured professor of the Communications Department from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana, His teaching career began in 1969 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at John F. Kennedy Jr. and Northwest Classen high schools.

In 1979, he was an Assistant Professor of Theater and Speech at his alma mater Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana where he also directed plays, designed sets, sound, and lighting for campus productions. Morehead became the Chair of the Theater Department at Odessa College in Odessa, Texas in 1982. He was the first African-American to receive a master’s degree in Speech and Theater from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. While an undergraduate student at Grambling State, Morehead majored in Speech and Theater Education, performing in most of the campus plays, building scenery, and designing lights and sound. He was awarded “Best Actor” three times, and in 1968 won the “Outstanding Senior in Theater” award. He was introduced to the world of theater at age 14 at M. H. Carroll High School in Monroe, Louisiana where he fell in love with Willam Shakespeare who wrote that “the play is the thing,” and for Morehead there were no truer words. He says acting saved his life and brought him out of his introverted shell, and with costumes and makeup, he could become anyone the playwright created. He became somewhat of a high school celebrity because of his skilled acting. Morehead married his college sweetheart Norma Jean Morehead, and they have two daughters, Andrea Morehead Allen and Amie Morehead. He has one grandchild Ean James Allen.

Sign Up for Share Your Story: Living with Albinism!


NOAH Connections Research Coffee Chat!

Next Call TBD

Are you interested in albinism research? Join the NOAH Research Program Committee for a call to discuss the program, share details about our Research Program Grant process and provide information and insight about NOAH’s ongoing support of albinism research and how you can GET INVOLVED.

Sign up for NOAH Connections Research Coffee Chat today, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join NOAH Connections Research Coffee Chat!

*please note* those signed up for the standard NOAH Connections Coffee Chat will not receive the link for the Research Program Coffee Chat. Please use the link above to sign up if you are interested in attending the Research Coffee Chat!


NOAH Connections Coffee Chat

NOAH Connections: Spring for NOAH Coffee Chat!
with Karen Bly & Kayla Hamlin

Thursday, February 22nd at 8pm ET // 5pm PT
Sunday, February 25th at 5:00pm ET // 2:00pm PT

Get Your Questions Answered!
Are you interested in hosting a fundraiser, but not sure you know what to do? Let us help! Join us for a Spring for NOAH Coffee Chat Thursday, February 22nd at 8pm ET // 5pm PT -OR- Sunday, February 25th at 5:00pm ET // 2:00pm PT.

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

Sign up for NOAH Connections Coffee Chat today, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join NOAH Connections Coffee Chat!

Special Interest


PWA Dating Chat

Tuesday, February 27th at 9pm ET // 6pm PT

Adults with albinism – join fellow PWAs to discuss our experiences dating with albinism!

Sign Up for NOAH Connections: PWA Dating Chat!


Low Vision Driving Chat
hosted by: Bonny Reinhardt

Next Call TBD

Adults with albinism – you’re invited to join Bonny Reinhardt and friends to discuss your experiences with low vision driving!

Sign up for NOAH Connections Low Vision Driving Chat today, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join NOAH Connections: Low Vision Driving Chat!


Prospective Drivers Connections
hosted by: Chuck Huss

Tuesday, March 12th at 9:00pm ET // 6:00pm PT

Join us for a panel discussion for prospective drivers to learn more about low vision driving. We will be taking questions at the end!

Sign up for NOAH Connections Prospective Drivers Connections today, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Sign Up for Prospective Drivers Connections


NOAH Connections: LGBTQ+ & Allies
hosted by: Sarah Kane

Next Call TBD

YOU belong here! Join us for a social gathering open to all LGBTQ+ and allies with albinism. Participants are welcome to connect however they are comfortable – leave your camera off or dial in via phone if video isn’t your style. We look forward to connecting with you!

Sign up for NOAH Connections LGBTQ+ & Allies today, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join NOAH Connections: LGBTQ+ & Allies!


PWAs in the STEM Fields
hosted by Sarah Kane & Derek Schindelman

Next Call TBD

PWAs in STEM, you’re invited to a social gathering hosted by Sarah Kane & Derek Schindelman!

Register to participate in this and future PWAs in STEM connections!


NOAH Connections Adults with Albinism Parenting without Pigment

Parenting without Pigment
hosted by: Kathi Garza

Tuesday, February 20th at 9pm ET // 6pm PT

To celebrate the month of love, we will be discussing what we LOVE about being parents!

Are you a PWA with kids? Parenting without Pigment is the perfect group for you!

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


Aging with Albinism
Hosted by: Mike Sikes

Aging with Albinism is typically held on the third Tuesday of each month. See below for confirmed dates!

Tuesday, February 20th at 5pm ET // 2pm PT

PWAs 55+, you’re invited to our next session of Aging with Albinism!

Sign up for NOAH Connections Aging with Albinism today, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join NOAH Connections Aging with Albinism!


People with Albinism in the Legal Profession
hosted by Arielle Lewis

Tuesday, January 16th at 8pm ET // 5pm PT

Calling all law students, lawyers, judges, and paralegals with albinism. You’re invited to join with fellow PWAs in the legal profession for a NOAH Connections social time just for you. Please join us for conversation and connections.

Note: This is a social time for people with albinism in the legal profession – legal advice will not be provided.


NOAH Connections: Military Families
hosted by: Ashley Maynard

Next Call TBD

Calling all military families (active, reserve, retired), join us to connect, share experiences, and discuss the challenges of being a military family navigating life with albinism.

Sign up for Military Families Connections today!


NOAH Connections Black, Indigenous, People of Color

BIPOC NOAH Connections
hosted by: Torey Alford

Next Call TBD

This gathering is intended for adults with albinism who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

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!


Canadian Parents
hosted by: Rebekah Zigby

Next Call TBD!

Calling all Canadian parents of children with albinism! This group is just for YOU! Sign up today for info to join this call and you’ll be invited to future chances to connect with fellow parents from Canada 🙂

Sign Up Now!


Canadian PWAs

Next Call TBD

Sign up for NOAH Connections: Canadian PWAs today, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join NOAH Connections: Canadian PWAs!