Support Groups

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Spectrios Institute’s support group is here for everyone with vision loss.  Everyone is welcome and you do not need to be a Spectrios patient to attend.  This group is here for you, if there is a topic you would like to see covered, let us know and we can add it to the agenda.  (email Susanna at PerrettS@Spectrios.org)

The group is moderated by Leah Gerlach M.S., C.R.C. a counselor with extensive experience in the field of low vision rehabilitation.  Living with vision loss herself, she is able to share her personal insights and professional experience.  Her goal and passion is to help people with vision loss attain success.

She will host monthly call-in support groups on the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:00 CT.

Dial in Information:  Mr. Conference, 712-432-5610 Code 660


Agenda for Up-Coming Calls:

December 11, 2019

Topic:  Open House

This month is an open session!  Bring your questions and we will talk discuss what is important to you right now.  Concerned about how to manage the inevitable questions that come up during the holidays?  Worried about how to get places?  Feeling isolated?  Whatever is on your mind is right for this session.

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January 8, 2020

Topic:  Tech Tools

As we enter the new year, let’s take a minute to look at all the new adaptive technology that is available.  We will be joined by Chris Retzke, our resident technology expert and she will share information about what is new and answer your questions about technology.

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February 12, 2020

Topic:  Low Vision Exams

Join special guest Dr. Tracy Williams as he discusses what is new in low vision exams and will answer any questions you have about what to expect during your exam.

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March 11, 2020

Topic:  Reading

Love to read, but vision loss makes that difficult?  We will be discussing ways to approach reading, Library of Congress talking books and other tips to allow you to continue to enjoy books.

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Looking For More Support?

Download our regional support group list.  We do our best to maintain this list, but if you find that it is not up-to-date please let us know!  You can contact Susanna at PerrettS@Spectrios.org.

Regional Support Group Listing