Spotlight on Paula Landry
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 th annual Western Regional Early Intervention Conference 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 HERE .

A Shared Vision and the Colorado Avalanche are teaming up this season to support Colorado's families with children who are blind or visually impaired. To celebrate our third year, please join us for a Birthday Party on Saturday, October 26 th when the Avs play the Anaheim Ducks! Appetizers and libations begin at 5:30 pm on the Club Level at the Pepsi Center, followed by the game at 7 pm. Buy your tickets to the game HERE before they sell out. Invite your friends, family and even Duck fans. Stay tuned for more details about the pre-game party.
Meet a Pumpkin Patch Friend
Join us on Saturday, September 28, from 10 to 11:30 am at either Washington Park, Denver, or Sanborn Park, Greeley, for a fall, sensory-learning activity and meet other A Shared Vision families in your area. Snacks will be provided. Admission is free but please RSVP NOW so we can save you and your child a pumpkin!

Partner with Us
If you work with babies and toddlers, help us identify Colorado’s very young children with blindness or visual impairments! We know that when vision concerns are detected and supported early enough, a child’s developmental outcomes improve.  To support your practice, A Shared Vision is offering educational trainings on vision red flags and a variety of strategies you and your staff can use with your clients. CONTACT US
A Shared Vision is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the leading provider of in-home and community early intervention vision services in Colorado. We inspire and empower families to nurture the development of their very young children who are blind or visually impaired so that all children may discover their brightest future.
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