Support Groups


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:

September 11, 2019

Topic:  Navigating Everyday Tasks with Vision Loss with Special Guest, Katrina Stratton, Occupational Therapist

We will be giving tips and tricks to help you more easily accomplish everyday tasks.  Katrina will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have.  Is there an activity of daily living that is always frustrating you – you will be able to ask your questions!

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October 9, 2019

Topic:  How do you tell people about your vision loss?  With special guest Melissa Taussig, MA, LCPC

Is there a specific situation or person you aren’t sure how to approach?  Are you struggling with how to ask for the support you need? We will be covering how to approach those awkward conversations about your vision loss.  Bring your questions!

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November 13, 2019

Topic:  Get Ready for the Holidays

The holidays bring up a whole host of issues that range from how are you going to navigate a large party to being excluded from events because of your vision loss.  Many of us struggle with depression during this time.  We will be discussing ways to cope with all the special challenges the spring up during this time.  Bring your questions… what concerns you about this year’s holiday season?

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