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 email us at info@Spectrios.org and let us know so we can add it to the agenda.

Our monthly Zoom call-in support group meets on the first Friday of the month at 10:30 am CT and the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm CT.

The groups are moderated by Katrina Stratton, OTR/L and Leah Gerlach M.S., C.R.C. Katrina is Assistant Clinical Director at Spectrios and a skilled Occupational Therapist specializing in low vision rehabilitation. Leah is 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.

We also offer a Tech Support Group facilitated by our Access Technology Specialists, Chris Retzke and Mark Chalmers, on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm CT.

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

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Support Group Schedule

Agenda for Up-Coming Calls:

Nov 15 

Time: 7:00 pm CT
Topic: Support Chat

Dec 1 

Time: 10:30 am CT
Topic: Topic TBD

Dec 13 

Time: 7:00 pm CT
Topic: Tech Support Group

January 5 

Time: 10:30 am CT
Topic: Topic TBD

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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 Samantha at 630-690-7115 x116.

Regional Support Group Listing