OIB-TAC Weekly Brief: March 7, 2024

OIB-TAC Weekly Brief: March 7, 2024

Weekly brief OIB-TAC.

OIB-TAC March Webinar: Establishing Support Groups

Join OIB-TAC on March 15, 2024, for our next webinar on establishing support groups. Whether support groups are peer-lead and community-based, agency lead and hosted, virtual or in-person, educational or social, vision rehabilitation professionals value the role of the vision loss support group in aiding the adjustment process for the individuals they serve.  The challenge is to create new groups to serve the ever-growing population of people living with vision loss who are seeking a way to thrive.  Join Polly Abbott, CVRT, as she highlights some important factors to consider before starting a new group and gives practical suggestions for finding locations for groups along with finding and supporting group leaders.

Meeting Registration - Zoom

Seeking Information on Promising Practices

Are you or your agency using a procedure, strategy, or program that is working well and benefiting your program, staff, or clients? The OIB-TAC is collecting promising practices to share and needs your help to identify these promising practices. Visit the website to learn more about submitting a promising practice.


Blindness Experience Training

The NRTC will host a Blindness Experience Training on April 4th and 5th at Mississippi State University (MSU). This training aims to help participants recognize and overcome negative perceptions about people who are blind or have low vision (B/LV), increase knowledge of how individuals who are B/LV live and work independently, and understand the importance of training and advocacy. Visit our website to learn more.

Accessible Pharmacy Services presents the Blindness and Mental Health Summit

Join us for the first annual Blindness and Mental Health Summit on Friday, June 14, 2024 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM ET! The Summit is the largest online gathering of organizations and consumers sharing information, resources, and services focusing on mental health in the blindness, low vision, and disability communities. It is 100% virtual and will have ASL interpreters. Providers will also be able to earn CE credit.

The Summit is a 2-part event:

  • Part 1 - Speaker Series

  • Part 2 - Exhibit Hall

Register for free to learn from our growing list of thought leaders in the blindness and mental health communities:

  • Be My Eyes

  • Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)

  • Thriving Blind Academy

  • Helen Keller Services

  • Prevent Blindness

  • American Council of the Blind Mental Health and Wellness Committee

  • Intuitive Counseling and Wellness

  • Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

  • Eye2Eye Peer Support Program for Vision Loss

988 Crisis Prevention Hotline

Click the link below to register:

Blindness And Mental Health Summit 2024 - Attendee Registration


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