Ryan Fernandez is a Wayfinder

Ryan smiles at the camera

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 to you?
Being confident, being independent and paving my own path.

Can you share one of your favorite Wayfinder moments?
At the Transition Services conference, I spoke on a panel about accepting your disability. I gave my opinion: In order to be successful, we have to accept we have this disability and move forward. It was easily my favorite experience.

February 28, 2019