Feb 26 (All day)
Have you already received basic skills training in orientation and mobility, access technology or independent living and are committed to focus more intently in a minimum of three of these skill areas in a small group and/or individual learning environment? Changing Vision Changing Life may be for you.
This motivating five night session is designed for students who may have had training in the past or have participated in CVCL Immersion at LightHouse and are now focused on practicing the skills they’ve learned in a more intensive and structured manner. It takes place at our Urban Campus Student Residence in San Francisco, which means your training will be incorporated into the environment of a vital urban city.
While you don’t need to have attended a previous CVCL session to attend this one, you need to have had some basic training in Orientation and Mobility, independent living skills and/or access technology.
In this session, students will work on all of the following:
- Access Technology, including: Computer training (Mac or PC) - using the software you are currently learning, Smart Phone Training, Apple or Android, Tablet Training – Apple or Android
- Peer Group Support – Moving Forward
- Advocacy – Taking Control
- Orientation and Mobility Training 1:1
- Introduction to Braille
- Smart Cooking for Independence
- Low Vision Training – Using your Tools to Your Benefit
Fee for Training: $1,300 for five days and $100 for round trip transportation. There is no cost to attend if you are 55 or older and living in San Francisco, Alameda, Marin, Humboldt or Del Norte counties and limited scholarships are available for persons under 55 and not eligible for Department of Rehabilitation Services.
Interested? Contact LightHouse staff in San Francisco, San Rafael or Eureka:
In San Francisco: Debbie Bacon, Rehabilitation Counselor, 415-694-7357 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In San Rafael: Jeff Carlson, Social Worker, 415-258-8496 or email@example.com
In Eureka: Janet Pomerantz, Social Worker, 707-268-5646 or firstname.lastname@example.org