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:

April 3, 2020
10:30 am CT
Topic:  General Support

During this difficult time we will be providing a general support group to our low vision family.  What every you need to talk about, or even if you would just like to have some community please join us!  Our trained low vision counselors, Leah and Melissa will be on hand to take your questions.

Sign-up Here

April 8, 2020
7:00 pm CT
Topic:  Mobility Aids and Travel

We will be discussing a variety of mobility aids and how they can help you.  In addition to tips and tricks to make traveling more accessible.

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May 13, 2020
7:00 pm CT

Topic:  Communication

The issues surrounding letting people know about your vision and how they can help are numerous.  We will be taking questions regarding situations you have had and the best ways to try and manage them.

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June 10, 2020
7:00 pm CT
Topic:  Distance Spotting

What tools are available to help with seeing things off in the distance?  How can these tools help you with mobility and other distance activities (like watching tv!)

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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 630-690-7115 x116.

Regional Support Group Listing-