Dispel Misconceptions

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It’s believed that a common fear for adults is blindness. For personal or cultural reasons, this fear, lack of experience or understanding can result in avoidance in talking or being around those individuals who have some form of vision loss. For persons with vision loss, this lack of understanding can lead to a sense of abandonment, isolation, and depression. Gaining an understanding of the various forms of vision loss and the conditions a person with them is faced with, can help dispel misconceptions while also helping you gain ideas for relating to and working with students, their families and caregivers who are dealing with these issues. In this session, adapted from What is Low Vision? by Dennis Lolli, M.Ed., COMS, CAGS and Darick Wright,

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