Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Episode #9: Parenting Visually Impaired Children & The Role of an O&M Specialist

Parenting visually impaired children and how to advocate for them!
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Show Notes:

What is an orientation and mobility specialist, and what do they do?

How do you advocate for your visually impaired child?

Tonya learns the answers to these questions during her interview with Traci Wilkerson, a parent of two children who have a visual impairment. After becoming a mom to her children, Trace went back to school to expand her knowledge of how to help her children and started a new career as an orientation and mobility specialist.

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Tonya Wollum


Tonya Wollum is a disability advocate and host of the Water Prairie Chronicles podcast which connects special needs parents with resources to help them navigate parenting a child with a disability. She is the mother of 2 college-age children who have each grown up with a disability. That experience, along with a background in education, led her to create the Water Prairie Chronicles to help share what she has learned with parents of younger children to help them know how to advocate for their children.

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