Parent Support Group

Parent Support Groups

You are not alone, we are here.

If you are a parent of a child with vision loss this is a the group for you.

The Parent Support Group is here to support all parents who have children with vision loss – you do not need to be involved with Seeing is Believing or a Spectrios Patient to attend.  We want to support all parents of visually impaired children on their journey.

Lead by Melissa and Becky, who both have vision loss.

The group will meet virtually the third Thursday of the month, with rotating AM and PM times.  There will also be special events.

Support groups meet via zoom.  Please sign up to insure that you receive the zoom link/dial in information.  This information will be sent the day before the event.

This support group is funded by the Reinsdorf Family.

Parent Support Group Sign Up

Upcoming Dates:

DATE: Tuesday, February 8
TIME: 1:00 pm ct
TOPIC: Connection with other parents who are navigating the journey.

DATE: Tuesday, March 8
TIME: 1:00 pm ct
TOPIC: Self Compassion for yourself

DATE: Tuesday, April 12
TIME: 1:00 pm ct
DATE: Courage to process all the feelings – understanding language around grief and wholeheartedness

Parent Group Sign Up

Lead By:

Becky Andrews, LCMHC, is the Clinical Director of Resilient Solutions, Inc. She is a frequent keynote speaker, business and leadership trainings and book clubs as she shares a story of Resilience. Becky is the author of Look up, move forward – her story of losing her eyesight and finding her vision. In her spare time, she loves to hike, bike (on a tandem), run, travel and enjoy time with her family and guide dog, Georgie.

Beck with her dog Georgie

Melissa Taussig, LCCP specializes in providing adjustment counseling to those with lifelong and newly acquired vision loss. Having lived experience with vision loss herself, Melissa feels grateful to walk alongside others on this path. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Illinois. She has two musical middle schoolers. Melissa is blessed to be guided by Ophelia, her beautiful yellow lab guide dog.

Melissa and her dog Ophelia