Classes for Teachers and Caregivers

Practical Strategies to Support Independence

Is a friend or a family member dealing with vision loss? How best can you support that person without either doing too much or too little? This class provides specific “rules” on how to help your loved one without treating them like an invalid. Common visual problems such as glare, low light, and night blindness are explained and suggestions on how to support the person with vision loss are provided. Plus, “Human Guide” and other basic mobility techniques are demonstrated. At the end of this class, you’ll have the tools you need to be an advocate for your loved one.

Here is me giving this class at the LHON conference in Summer, 2017. I was nervous!

Teaching Orientation and Mobility to Students with Cerebral Palsy and other Disabilities

How do you teach students with limited or impaired motor skills Orientation and Mobility skills? How do you include a student’s communication device in their O&M lesson? What ways can a white cane be used to teach orientation? These are just a few topics this class covers. Geared for Orientation and Mobility Specialists but is also helpful for Teacher’s of the Visually Impaired and anyone who cares for or works with a person with multiple disabilities including blindness.

Advocacy: How to Find the Answers when you don’t even know the Questions

This interactive class will show you how to advocate for yourself or a loved one who has a disability. By focusing on the person’s own needs and desires, you will learn to make a plan, build a team, and find the answers to help you lead a self-actualized life. With plenty of sharing and discussion from participants, this class will provide concrete steps for creating an action plan.

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