Our own Paula Landry, A Shared Vision’s co-founder and Early Intervention Teacher of the Visually Impaired, participated in the closing panel at the 30
Western Regional Early
in Broomfield, CO, this month on how her role as a parent of a daughter who is blind has shaped her practice. Insights from her daughter, Maddie, addressed the roles of grit and resiliency in their journey as a family.
“With most families that I work with, I’m their first connection to the world of blindness and visual impairment. I’ve been in their shoes. I understand the fear, the grief and the uncertainty, especially in the beginning when they receive that first diagnosis. They can ask me anything!”
Paula continues to pay forward the advice she received as a parent of a child who’s blind. “Your child will do anything you want her to do. She’ll just do them differently.” Now 18, Maddie is taking Advanced Placement classes in high school and plans to go to college. "The greatest gift I've been given is being shown that I'm capable," says Maddie. Read more about Paula’s leadership role within A Shared Vision