LightHouse programs and services help people who are blind or visually impaired to connect with information and education that can enhance their independence. For many individuals, that includes employment.
October is Disability Employment Awareness and Mentoring Month, inspired by the idea of full inclusion and the creation of jobs for those with disabilities, as well as career development opportunities that make that inclusion a reality.
This month, training opportunities available at the LightHouse include a series of “Changing Vision, Changing Your Life” classes for adults 55 and older that provide an overview of options and cover a range of strategies for independent living, and a seminar that will show participants how to get organized using the latest technologies. Classes and events like these not only promote the development of specific skills that can lead to competitive employment, but also offer chances to connect with mentors and friends, new and old.
To learn about all of the classes and activities we offer, visit the LightHouse Facebook page.