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Social isolation is an issue for those with visual impairments (VI). This session will explore the challenges and provide some specific strategies and resources to help reduce social isolation for those with VI.
- Participants will learn about the statistics and implications of social isolation.
- Participants will learn specific strategies, such as creating and sustaining activity and support groups, to help create connectedness and reduce social isolation for all age groups.
- Participants will learn about specific resources available to refer clients/consumers/students to increase connectedness.
This session is presented by Sylvia Stinson-Perez, Chief Program Officer, American Foundation for the Blind.