APSEA’s BVI Mentors are an integral source of support for students, families, school teams, and APSEA staff.
With lived experience and first-hand perspective, Mentors serve students who are blind or visually impaired, their families, and educators in building understanding and strategies for navigating and enriching life.
By sharing experiences, supporting strategies to build educational, social, and recreational involvement, Mentors act as a positive role model while encouraging self-determination and resilience.
BVI Mentors deliver casual group programs, like APSEA Rec Club (ARC) and may connect with students on an individual basis. Mentors may also offer consultation to adult family members and educational teams, drawing from lived experience, knowledge, and other resources.
Jennifer Fancy and Jennie Bovard, APSEA’s Mentors for Children and Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired, welcome you to join them to learn more about how Mentors can support you and your child or student.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Get to know APSEA’s Mentors for Children & Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired
- Learn more about how to access Mentor services through APSEA
- Connect with, discuss, ask questions, and share ideas with experienced Mentors
- Parents, caregivers, and adult family members of the students which APSEA supports
- School Team members
- APSEA employees
Jennifer Fancy, Mentor for Children and Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Jennie Bovard, Mentor for Children and Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired