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Mail:  ViStars, Inc.   c/o Janet Ulwick-Sacca 20 Edgemoor Road Gloucester, MA 01930

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  1. I would like to speak with you about the possibility of having VISTARS contribute to our TEEN PROGRAM on the Talking Information Center. I am currrently working on improving the content and format of the program and would like to speak with you about this opportunity.
    The Talking Information Center is an award winning radio reading service for the visually impaired and print handicapped community. Please email me at your earliest convenience.
    Sincerely,
    Jennifer Dallaire

  2. I am a vocational rehabilitation counselor with the New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped.

    I frequently send information to my clients which may benefit them in some way. After hearing the interview with your organization on the Council Connection, themonthly radio program and podcast of the Bay State Council of the Blind, I sent the following e-mail to them:

    Students:

    Here is a link to an interesting organization which I learned about through the radio program of the Bay State Council of the Blind, the American Council of the Blind affiliate in Massachusetts.

    Now, before you look at the page and wonder if I’ve lost my mind, let me explain why I’m sending it to you.

    While none of you are high school students anymore, you all have dreams and aspirations and you all wish that certain challenges you face could in some way be addressed.

    This group of high school students saw a need. They had friends in their schools, but not blind friends. They wanted to find a way to socialize with other blind students from their area. From that dream came this organization, VI Stars.

    I was surprised to hear the student who was interviewed say that the group was recently given nonprofit status by the IRS. This is not an easy thing to accomplish; I’ve helped an organization do it and I assure you, it’s quite a job.

    Did the students have help from school personnel and other interested adults? Of course they did. But it was their dream and, through hard work and networking, they made it come true. They have had a couple of movie outings and done some other things as well.

    Are they out to conquer the world? No. But, as the two students who were interviewed on the podcast pointed out, it’s really cool to be able to share experiences with other blind folks so that you don’t feel like you are the only one who deals with certain things.

    By the way, I’m also sharing this e-mail with the president of the organization which broadcast the interview, the folks at VI Stars, and the transition counselors here at CBVH. I point that out so that all of you know that I practice what I preach: after all, that’s a part of the networking I keep telling you about, smile.

    If you have victories you’d like to tell me about, I’d love to hear from you. You are all working to someday be on the job and celebrating your successes and knowing that you have the power to realize many of your dreams if you work hard enough at it will certainly point you in that direction.

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    Don Horn
    Vocational rehabilitation counselor
    New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
    50 Clinton Street, Suite 208
    Hempstead, NY 11550
    (516) 564-4316
    Fax (516) 292-7448

    Seeing possibilities … for discovering new talent

  3. I live in an area where there are alot of visually impared people and upon stumbling upon your website by accident I have learned that they are striving to achieve things I wouldn’t have dreamed of. I watched “I would never live without my cane” and I can picture myself as 15 years old and seeing her in concert.
    Dream on, live on, strive on, you’ ve inspired me and I’m only 13. As Dory says “Just keep swimming.”

  4. I am a TVI/O&M instructor in southern Virginia and I wondered if there is a group like this in Virginia or if one could be started? Thanks for what you do!
    Valery

  5. Hi, I am an O&M student and I found this blog while searching the internet for lesson plan ideas. I created my own O&M blog called Cane and Compass that is a place to learn and share creative O&M lessons. I was hoping maybe more people could learn about my website after visiting here! I loved the Taylor Swift parody! Thanks! -Ashley

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