Are you one of the planners for your grandson’s bar mitzvah? Or are you a friend of the bride’s sister, and don’t know anyone else going to the wedding? Are you an old hand at the phoning around and planning you need to do before you go to a big occasion? Or are you new […]Read more "The Season for Weddings and Graduations Is Here, but Will You Have Fun?"
Every shape, size, Color and furriness of canine walking with their families to raise money for the Carroll Center yesterdayRead more "The Most Fun Fund-Raiser: Canines For Carroll, April 27"
Here’s a link to the Washington Times article about a contact lense with a tiny camera which gives audio information for street crossing. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/15/google-floats-new-contact-lens-help-blind-cross-st/?mc_cid=24efc7bc0b&mc_eid=%5bUNIQIDRead more "Google Developing Contact Lens for Visually Impaired, Re-post from Washington times"
I graduated from elementary school at the top of my class and traveled daily to an exam high school far away. My parents were ambitious for me, but my mother was depressed and uncomfortable with my disability. We didn’t discuss my lack of close friends or invitations. In the end, I didn’t do well enough […]Read more "How Is the Disabled Young Adult in Your Life Doing? Is He His Own Man Yet? Is She Her Own Woman?"
My old friend Karen and I were having a catch-up lunch together. I was happily telling her about a trip I’d been on. Karen was watching the waitress beside me who was handing me a napkin without saying anything and rolling her eyes when I didn’t take it as if I was an idiot. Suddenly […]Read more "“She’s Blind”: tales for Family and Friends"
You are the closest relation or partner of someone who is losing vision, or has a diagnosis of a blinding disease. The shock and grief for you can be almost as great as for your loved one. You aren’t getting any of the special attention or professional care either. You’re just holding her (or his) […]Read more "Dealing With Vision Loss in Your Partner, Parent or Best Friend"
Eyes that don’t make contact, or look unusual, or a white cane make the person you are meeting uncomfortable. You don’t want to of course, but people react to the lack of eye contact. It makes them nervous. Sometimes the store clerk or the receptionist or new neighbor will talk with an over-sweet tone, like talking […]Read more "April Fool’s Day: You Don’t Want To Be Treated Like a Fool"