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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
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Support Group Schedule

Agenda for Up-Coming Calls:

January 12TECH SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

Time: 7:00 pm CT
Topic: Bring your tech questions!

January 19

Time: 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.

February 4

Time: 10:30 am CT
Topic:  Join special guest Melissa Taussig as we embrace the “month of love” and talk about communication and relationships.

February 9 – TECH SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

Time: 7:00 pm CT
Topic: Bring your tech questions!

February 16

Time: 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.

March 4

Time: 10:30 am CT
Topic:  Join special guest Occupational Therapist, Katrina Stratton.  Katrina will talk about low vision aids that are available over the counter.

March 9 – TECH SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

Time: 7:00 pm CT
Topic: Bring your tech questions!

March 16

Time: 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.

April 1

Time: 10:30 am CT
Topic:  Join us as we talk about orientation and mobility topics such as cane usage, sighted guide, etc.

April 13 – TECH SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

Time: 7:00 pm CT
Topic: Bring your tech questions!

April 20

Time: 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.

May 6

Time: 10:30 am CT
Topic:  Join Dr. Williams for a discussion of advances in the care of low vision and relevant research.

May 11 – TECH SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

Time: 7:00 pm CT
Topic: Bring your tech questions!

May 18

Time: 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