Monday, September 22, 2014

Check The Voice Blind Auditions!

Check out The Voice on Monday, Sept. 29th
because a seriously talented blind guy auditions!
His name is Blessing Offor and I have had the privilege of working with him.
I am excited to see what song he chooses to audition with.
Check him out!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Our Girl Just Got a White Cane!

I am SO excited about this announcement: there is a white cane for the American Girl doll!! AG the company didn't add this hot little accessory themselves but an etsy store did! Woot! Woot! I am not a fan that the description on the seller's site says "disabled vision impaired therapy" (but that can be changed--we just have to keep working on changing the language of our community...). Thank you for posting this. I was perusing my usual rounds on my fave sites and saw this post.

The white cane is only $10 and it is just all that and a bag of chips! 
It looks so real and I am just over the moon excited about this!

Here's where you can buy the new must-have accessory:

The etsy store is CuteAsADaisy
Here's her seller description: This listing is for one cane for the blind or visually impaired that fits an American Girl type 18" doll.This blind cane is inspired by my daughter who is learning to use one and loves to play with her dolls and has enjoyed being able to teach her dolls to use one too. It's great therapy for a girl or friend of someone going through a life style change. It has a simple ribbon to go around the doll's wrist, is made of plastic and sculpey. This item is for the blind cane only.

I'm even going to buy my daughter's a white cane just to support this store and my own personal charge to eliminate the stigma of the white cane. 
I am so proud to say that our girl has a white cane!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

From the East to the West

Hi friends,
I have big news! my family and I moved to Utah this past August. It was a difficult decision but exciting decision. I loved Connecticut. I LOVE my students!! It nearly broke my heart to tell my students that I wouldn't be there at the next program. For six years and a half years I have worked next to brilliant, talented teachers who have been more than supportive for me personally and professionally. I have developed tremendously as a professional while in Connecticut. I met amazing people who became my partners in creating amazing programs. It has been nothing short of awesome to watch my students mature, grow up and take on the world. I know that new students will always come but these students in Connecticut are my students. They have a special place in my heart. 

So onto my new adventure in Utah! I am so excited to be with the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. I am the Expanded Core Curriculum Coordinator with USDB. It's great to be in a school, out with teachers and still running programs. I am finally starting to get settled so back to blogging  it is! I have several new posts to share so see you soon!!