Transitions: Perkins’ Compass Program Prepares Students for College Success

In this blog Leslie Thatcher, Ed.M., Director of College Succcess@Perkins, shares how Perkins’ Compass Program uses a coaching model to work with students in grades 9 – 12 and their families as they prepare for college success. This blog also appears on APH CareerConnect. Or you can click here to go directly to the APH … Continued

Transitions: Transitioning Students from High School to Adulthood Takes Training and Teamwork

Transition planning typically starts around age 14 or 16, but many programs are available for younger children to help them start to learn about career options. Professionals and parents of students who are visually impaired all have a part to play in preparing them for success. In this blog Neva Fairchild, President talks about why … Continued

Transition: Preparing Your Student for Success in the Computer Coding Field

Computer coding to create websites and apps is a solid career choice – and one that’s particularly well-suited to people who are blind or visually impaired. That’s why APH ConnectCenter and California College for the Blind are co-hosting the free, virtual 2021 National Coding Symposium for students May 11-14 (details below) to expose students to a wealth of information about the field.  One of the biggest … Continued

Reflections on Teaching Kids to Advocate for Themselves

APH’s Director of Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusion, Tai Tomasi, J.D., M.P.A. (she/her/hers), knows a thing or two about learning to be self-sufficient from an early age. One of 27 children adopted from around the world, Tai was born blind due to retinopathy of prematurity. From the beginning, her parents made sure Tai had early intervention … Continued

A Black History Month Celebration of Educators and Leaders in the Blindness Field

Everyone knows Stevie Wonder and the late Ray Charles: exceptionally gifted, groundbreaking musicians who also happen to be both Black and blind. But many other Black Americans have shared their talents with the world – or are still doing so – often working to advance the field of blindness and create a more inclusive society.  The Black History Month 2021 theme is … Continued

Mother and Daughter Share a Love of Cooking and Holiday Traditions

Like many of the best traditions, this one goes back generations. Meghan Stott’s favorite meal of the year has always been Christmas Eve dinner – a German feast her grandparents would serve. Today, Meghan and her 11-year-old daughter, Kaitlin, carry on that tradition in their own kitchen. “Kaitlin told me that her favorite thing to … Continued

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Tips from a TVI for Parents Helping Children Learn at Home

Depending on where you live and when you read this, you may not know yet if your child is returning to a physical classroom in the fall. But even if your child’s school does re-open, these suggestions for ways to broaden your child’s educational experience at home may come in handy. Nick Hadfield, a Teacher … Continued