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Tips and Tricks for Building Functional Living Skills at Home

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Hosted by Jennifer Fancy, APSEA Mentor for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired, this APSEA Connect Partners in Learning series is designed to empower families in helping to build independence through the development of functional living skills in the home environment. This is a great opportunity to meet and discuss ideas and practical strategies with the mentor; as a professional with firsthand lived experience with sight loss, Jennifer provides valuable insight into what works well in real life contexts. Parents, caregivers, and educational partners with children who are blind or visually impaired are invited to join us in a relaxed online setting where we will share manageable tips and tricks for supporting growth and learning at home. While sessions are set up to complement each other, it is not necessary to sign up for all of them.

Target Audience: Parents, caregivers, adult family members, APSEA employees

Facilitators: Jennifer Fancy

Session 1

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Tips and Tricks for Independently Navigating Daily Tasks in the Kitchen
In this learning program, we’ll talk about and share ideas for creating a kitchen that promotes independence for children and youth who are blind or visually impaired. Ideas for accessibility, organization, and labeling will be the focus. A variety of tips and tricks will be shared that participants may find helpful to implement in their own homes, including simple steps to make the kitchen more accessible for people with a visual impairment and ways to use colour contrast to increase safety and accessibility.

Dates and Times
Dec. 1 — 12–1pm - Registration closed.
Dec. 1 — 6:30–7:30pm - Registration closed.

Session 2

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Tips and Tricks for Independently Navigating Daily Tasks in the Bathroom and Bedroom
In this learning program, we’ll share and talk about several tips and tricks for independently navigating daily activities in the bathroom and bedroom for children and youth who are blind or visually impaired. Topics will include clothing management, bedroom organization, and personal hygiene routines. Participants will discuss a variety of ideas for practical steps and adaptations that can be implemented at home to create more accessible spaces for people who are blind or visually impaired and encourage independence with daily tasks.

Dates and Times
Jan. 19, 2022 — 12–1pm
Jan. 19, 2022 — 6:30–7:30pm

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