The Hunter College Blind and Visually Impaired Program and New York State Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (NYSAER) invite professionals to join in their Spring conference, on March 31, 2023 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm ET. This program, available on Zoom, will feature presentations as well as sessions related to various interest groups within the field of vision rehabilitation. Sessions will cover:
– Teaming Up for Success: Best Practices in Collaborative Assessment Vision Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) and Rehabilitation Counseling: The ability to collaborate and join together as a team in planning and delivering VRT services is critical for the success of working-age adults with vision loss. This presentation will discuss how changes in legislation as well as the pandemic have underscored the impact of VRT services in relation to employment.
– Let’s Get Physical: Ways to Make Sports More Accessible to the Blind and Visually Impaired (BVI) Community: Physical activity benefits overall health, growth, and development in young adults and also increases thinking, learning, and judgment skills. Multiple adaptive sports are available to the BVI community. Those joining in this presentation will learn more about adaptive sports, organizations, and funding available to benefit clients.
To register, go to the link for Hunter College Programs in Vision Rehabilitation Spring Conference. For more information, contact Dr Beth Brady, program leader, [email protected]; Dr. Linda Fugate, VRT program director, [email protected]; or Caitlin Graham, program assistant, [email protected].