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Yes We Can: Journey Towards Independence

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Join Michelle and her guide dog, Tonne, for a new, interactive video series designed to share how she lives an independent, quality life as a person who is DeafBlind. Each 30-minute episode will include pre-recorded segments, followed by a live dialogue with Michelle, who is eager to share her experiences and connect with viewers. Tying all of these episodes together is the connection to the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC), which includes foundational skills essential for people with disabilities.

The sessions are free, but registration is required. Certificates of completion are available for the series. Join us for one or all episodes.

Meet Michelle

October 27, 2021, 4-4:30pm

Get to know Michelle and hear her disability story, one that is similar to that of many other families. Can you relate? Michelle, her mom, and sister will share their authentic perspective of their disability experience, including their challenges and successes. Come share your story as well!

Register for the October 27th session

Guide Dogs and a New House

December 15, 2021, 4-4:30pm

Meet Tonne, Michelle’s guide dog, and learn the answers to your questions concerning guide dogs. Also, hear what Michelle has discovered about living with roommates.

Register for the December 15th session

Assistive Technology

January 26, 2022, 4-4:30pm

Technology can provide access and engagement for people with disabilities at home, in schools, and in the community. Learn about what assistive technology (AT) Michelle uses, and how it has been helpful to support her access, participation, and independence.

Register for the January 26th session