In this VIRTUAL workshop, you will learn:
- How to live an active lifestyle using technology
- Debunking common myths about vision loss
- Services available that will help your family
- Overcoming obstacles and barriers in a sighted world
Ask Charis about her work and she will say, “It’s a matter of survival. It goes with anything you are passionate about. You advocate for what you need or what you will lose. And it will also benefit the community.” Over the years Charis has passionately advocated for services on behalf of individuals with visual impairments. Charis was instrumental getting legislation passed that led to the creation of The Michigan Commission for the Blind, the predecessor to Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP), which helps people who are legally blind become employed. Throughout her years at ABVI, Charis has helped countless individuals with visual impairments find the services they require, from how to find financial assistance for obtaining needed equipment to adapting into the community.
This is a virtual meeting. You will be emailed a RingCentral invitation with a link to join the workshop. Please click on the link 15 minutes early to make sure we start on time. Thank-you.
We were very happy with the information at the workshop on Estate Planning [LifePlan workshop]. Amanda was very helpful in explaining the options we could choose from to protect our assets from excessive taxes.
All questions were answered in depth and in a manner that was very understandable. I left feeling confident that we can contact them at any time for help navigating the system.
The staff are incredibly professional. My mother was treated with utmost respect. Her paperwork was organized and concise. I dealt with David and Jim and they spoke in terms my mother and I could understand.
I was totally lost when my husband's dementia got bad. David and his group helped me feel in control again. They are there to help me whenever I need them. I should have done this sooner.
Perfect balance of pleasant and professional. Starting with workshops with targeted info, to chit chat with David (and all the staff we met) - great experience. Thank you!
My husband and I just returned from your workshop in Portage...We are so pleased we attended and came away with so much information and insight. The workshop was well organized, well presented and your staff was wonderful. Patrick made things fun, and as he promised, the time flew by. Thanks you again for 2 very well spent hours.
Donna & Stephanie are extremely professional, on top of everything, friendly and just a joy to work with. Very prompt on phone calls, emails, etc. I am very thankful for these two people!
We have been extremely pleased with the professional service of David and the staff. It has been a pleasure working with everyone to make sure our future is secure. David was also very helpful finding an out of state attorney to help our parent’s address their Elder law needs.