Braille Math and Mountbatten (in 2 parts)
Eye Conditions and Implications
Low vision is functional visual impairment that cannot be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or surgery. Due to the visual impairment, patients may have problems with independence, social integration, equal access to resources, and even employment. This presentation will discuss how to identify patients with low vision, how to assess the degree of vision loss, and what resources are available to help patients overcome visual disabilities.
World Services for the Blind Therapeutic Group Home
With a 3,000 person/10 year waiting list for people to get placement in group homes, those in the b/vi community who have been diagnosed with an intellectual/developmental disability before the age of 22, are often placed on the bottom of the list and not given the services deserved because they are a perceived danger to themselves or others. In line with the American Rescue Plan, states were told to reduce the waiting list utilizing the influx of COVID funding available. While lists have been reduced there is still a disparity in families securing safe housing for their family members. Often this leads to the loss of income of at least one adult and the quality of life is reduced for the whole family. Our presentation will cover our vision and steps WSB has taken to develop Arkansas’s only group home serving those with visual impairments and intellectual and development mental disabilities.
State of the State
Deep Dive into the ECC (in 2 parts)