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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.

We also offer a Tech Support Group facilitated by our Access Technology Specialists on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 am ct.

Support groups meet via zoom.  Please sign up to insure that you receive the zoom link/dial in information.  This information will be sent the day before and again 30 minutes prior to the event.

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Support Group Schedule

Agenda for Up-Coming Calls:

September 9 (Note date of the September session is the 2nd Friday due to Labor Day.)

Time: 10:30 am CT
Topic: Katrina Stratton, Occupational Therapist will be joining us to talk about different reading skills.

September 14 – TECH SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

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

September 21

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.

October 7

Time: 10:30 am CT
Topic: We will be discussing the different technologies that can be used to allow for audio reading and magnified reading.

October 12 – TECH SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

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

October 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.

November 4

Time: 10:30 am CT
Topic: Melissa Taussig, will be joining us to talk about the impact the loss of reading has on our daily lives and acceptance.

November 9 – TECH SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

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

November 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.

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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