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OTIS BLUM is a Wayfinder

Otis Blum is a manager at Activision Blizzard, one of the world’s leading video game companies. When he was in high school at Brentwood School, Otis was a counselor in training for three years at Wayfinder’s Camp Bloomfield. Otis continues serving those who turn to Wayfinder for help, now as a founding member of the…

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Sisters Share the Camp Bloomfield Bond

When you ask sisters Anissa and Emma what their favorite activity at Camp Bloomfield was this summer, they answer enthusiastically: “Deep sea fishing!” Campers who are blind or visually impaired spent a day on the ocean with the California Yacht Club—just one of the enriching activities in the weeklong camp experience. “Deep sea fishing was…

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Summer Workplace Readiness Program

What would it be like for someone with a disability to work at Disneyland or Apple? Over four stimulating weeks this summer, young adults age 16 and older who are blind or visually impaired discovered their workplace potential and gained skills in Wayfinder’s Transition Services Summer Program. Students resided in dorms on our Los Angeles…

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Fall 2021 – Q&A with Miki Jordan Wayfinder Family Services CEO

Has Wayfinder returned to in-person services? Yes, I am thrilled to share that some services which we have been offering remotely have returned to in-person or hybrid formats! This summer, we welcomed back: Residents of the Davidson Program for Independence and Hatlen Center programs: adults or youth who are blind or visually impaired stayed in apartment-like…

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Keriel Goes Back to School In Person

After more than a year of virtual learning, the students at Wayfinder’s Special Education School are back in the classroom—and very happy to be there. Nancy Berger, school principal, reports that students are blossoming. Our Special Education School enrolls children and youth, ages 5 to 22, who are visually impaired or have moderate-to-severe disabilities. Keriel,…

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Setting the Gold Standard in Special Education

Representatives from the California Department of Education and Los Angeles Unified School District said they were “blown away” by the quality of distance education that Wayfinder is providing to students in its Special Education School during the pandemic. Our school enrolls children and youth, ages 5 to 22, who are visually impaired or have moderate-to-severe…

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Wayfinder Moments with Miki Jordan: Our Chief Executive Officer reflects on the past year

It has been over one year since the beginning of the pandemic that has challenged us all. With your help, Wayfinder never stopped going the extra mile to ensure that children and families have what they need to make it through these trying times. In the midst of stress and difficulty, I am so grateful…

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