Episode #3 – Part 1: Growing Up With a Visual Impairment
(Leber Congenital Amaurosis)Olivia shares tips for parents, students, and teachers when working with students with a visual impairment such as Leber Congenital Amaurosis.
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In this video podcast, Tonya talks with Olivia Wilkerson about what it was like to grow up having a visual impairment caused by Leber Congenital Amaurosis, a rare genetic cause of childhood blindness. Olivia shares her memories of her younger years in school and gives tips for parents of what they might consider asking to include in their visually impaired child’s IEP at school and what they can do to help prepare their child for success in middle school and beyond
During Part 2 of this episode, Olivia speaks to teachers who work with visually impaired students about how they can help their students in the classroom and help them become advocates for their own needs. Be sure to listen to Part 2 to hear about how Olivia’s been involved with Space Camp, outdoor adventure camps, her other activities, and what she plans to do in the future.
Watch Part 2 of Episode #3: https://waterprairie.com/2022/02/11/leber-congenital-amaurosis-and-space-camp/
Olivia’s Instagram: @O_Wilkerson04
Some of the topics covered during Olivia’s interview can be explored more below:
- Job Access With Speech (JAWS)
- Nonvisual Desktop Access (NVDA)
- Braille Challenge
- SCIVIS Space Camp
- SEE Camps in NC
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