Kimala joined A Shared Vision in 2017 as an Early-Intervention Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Orientation and Mobility Specialist and Certified Infant Massage Instructor. She divides her time between Anchorage, AK, and Grand Junction, CO, where she serves A Shared Vision’s families on the Western Slope. Raised on a cotton farm in southern Arizona, Kimala knows how isolation and the lack of services affect rural families. “Access to services shouldn’t be limited to where you’re born, explains Kimala.
She prefers early intervention vision services because she likes helping parents build a foundation for their child to succeed in school-based activities and to increase their confidence in raising a child with special needs. “Everything I do in early intervention is about finding shared joy in play because shared joy and bonding underlie all relationships.”