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Category: Transition Services

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White Cane Safety Day Virtual Celebration

Join us on Thursday, October 15th at 9:00 a.m. Wayfinder’s Adult Services staff will be celebrating the achievements of the blind and visually impaired with a White Cane Safety Education Workshop: 9:00 AM – Kickoff to National White Cane Safety Day Celebration! 9:10 AM – Celebrating the White Cane Awareness – Why do we celebrate white cane safety…

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A Trusted Connection

Legally blind and in foster care, Yanci has found support Even in a world that has become virtual, Yanci, age 19, found the personal connection she needed in Wayfinder’s Transition Services. Yanci is legally blind and unable to read printed material. Also, she is in the process of leaving foster care without being adopted or…

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A teen works on her computer during her internship through Wayfinder's youth transition services

Remote Sessions for Teens and Young Adults Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Wayfinder’s LIFE Institute offers instruction for teens and young adults who are blind or visually impaired. The program is ideal for youth who would benefit from foundational skills or advanced training in areas that lead to independent living and employment.  The current program will run from July 6-31. Over the course of four weeks, students…

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We Believe in Maximizing Potential

“I’m a living example…” —Riley, Transition Services student “I took a situation that could have devastated me and turned it into something good: family, independence, success,” says Riley, age 19. She spent three years in Wayfinder’s Transition Services, a life-skills program for young adults with vision loss. Riley was dealt a tough hand in life….

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Wayfinder Moments

#WayfinderInternship @Cleanlogic Wayfinder is so grateful to companies like Cleanlogic! They partner with our Transition Services program to provide meaningful internships to teens and young adults who are blind or visually impaired. Debbie (center) interned at Cleanlogic this summer. “Despite the barriers I’ve encountered as a visually impaired individual, I have acquired the skills and…

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Ryan Fernandez is a Wayfinder

Ryan is a former intern from our Transition Services program. How did Wayfinder help you overcome your biggest obstacle and thrive? I had only experienced my side of being visually impaired. Wayfinder gave me exposure to people with different visual impairments. It gave me an advantage in my master’s program. What does being a Wayfinder mean…

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Finding Another Way to Help People

At age 10, Ryan Fernandez realized he could no longer see on the baseball field. He was diagnosed with Stargardt disease, which causes degeneration of the central visual field. Ryan explains that what he can see 20 feet away is what someone with good vision can see at 250 feet away. He cannot see detail…

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