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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.

Travel With Tonne: Guide Dogs and Mobility

December 15, 2021, 4-4:30pm

Learn various ways in which Michelle uses a combination of tools and skills to navigate her world safely and effectively. Find out the answers to your questions regarding guide dogs.

Register for the December 15th session

New House, New Rules: Independent Living in a Shared Space

January 26, 2022, 4-4:30pm

Learn how Michelle made the transition between living alone in an apartment into a new house with roommates. Hear how this change for Michelle came with the learning new skills and considerations for daily living.

Register for the January 26th session

Play Hard, Work Hard With Assistive Technology (AT)

February 23, 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 February 23rd session