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Support Groups

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SUPPORT & NETWORKING 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 first Friday of the month at 10:30 am ct and the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm ct.

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

Leah Gerlach and her guide dog Boulder

Three-Part Series on Driving with Low Vision

September 10

Logistics of Low Vision Driving

Join Katrina Stratton and have your questions answered about the logistics of driving with low vision.  Who is eligible?  What tools are available to help you become eligible?  What is the process to determine if you are still able to drive?  Bring your questions!

October 1

Low Vision Driving Rehab with Strive for Independence

Strive for Independence will talk about their program that helps people with low vision learn to drive with vision loss.

November 6

Adjustment for Non-Drivers

Has the time come for you to hang up your car keys?  Join us to discuss other strategies to get around and maintain independence.  We will also talk about the loss associated with taking this step.

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Support Group Schedule

Agenda for Up-Coming Calls:

September 15
7:00 pm CT

Topic: Q&A and interactive chat.  It is a chance for you to connect with other low-vision people and get answers to any questions you might have.

October 1
10:30 am CT

Topic:  Low Vision Driving Rehab with Strive for Independence

October 13
7:00 pm CT

Topic:  OUR FIRST TECH SUPPORT GROUP MEETING!! We will cover Seeing AI, Be My Eyes, Aira, Envision app with envision glasses.  Bring your tech questions!

October 20
7:00 pm CT

Topic: Q&A and interactive chat.  It is a chance for you to connect with other low-vision people and get answers to any questions you might have.

November 5
10:30 am CT

Topic:  Adjustment for Non-Drivers

November 17
7:00 pm CT

Topic: Q&A and interactive chat.  It is a chance for you to connect with other low-vision people and get answers to any questions you might have.

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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