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The Right Frequency: Husband & Wife Radio Hosts Promote Dialogue

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

The Right Frequency: Husband & Wife Radio Hosts Promote DialogueMichael and Lynne Golder are the husband and wife duo behind the popular radio show, Blind & Beyond. The show, which is produced at the studios of WOKB 1680AM in Ocoee, serves as a bridge for dialogue between the sighted community and those living with vision loss.


Why I Serve: Katrina’s Story

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Why I Serve: Katrina’s StoryKatrina Guensch is a former attorney from New York City who has resided in Central Florida with her husband Wayne for the past 28 years. Katrina was first exposed to Lighthouse Central Florida through her close, personal friend, Susan Johnson. Susan used to chair the board of directors at Lighthouse Central Florida, and her late son, Jake, received services at Lighthouse.


Message from the President

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 by Lee Nasehi

Message from the PresidentThese past few months at Lighthouse Central Florida and Lighthouse Works have been incredibly busy as we head into the next quarter of the year. A lot of our focus of late has been on reimagining the future of vision services here in Central Florida.


Eduardo & Micael Poised to Take Their Next Step

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Eduardo & Micael Poised to Take Their Next StepThe Transition for Teens program at Lighthouse provides young people, aged 13-22, who are vision impaired, the skills and experience they need to successfully transition from high school to postsecondary activities, such as college, vocational school and employment.

This year, the program will end for 22 year-old Micael and 19 year-old Eduardo. It’s a bittersweet time for both students and for the Transition program staff.

Meeting the Pope!

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Meeting the Pope!One of our longtime Customer Care professionals at Lighthouse Works, Bob DiBlasio, recently traveled to Rome, Italy with his family. What follows is his account of their trip to the Vatican, their encounter with Pope Francis, and what turns out to be a uniquely religious experience for the lifelong Catholic, who lives with vision loss.

APH Seeking Field Testers for Accessible Version of Snap Circuits Jr.

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

APH Seeking Field Testers for Accessible Version of Snap Circuits Jr.The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is currently looking for field testers for a new APH project, an accessible version of the Snap Circuits Jr. electronics kit.

School-Age field trip to My Angel With Paws

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

School-Age field trip to My Angel With PawsStudents and staff from Lighthouse’s School-Age program recently visited the, My Angel With Paws organization located in Deland. The group is a 100% volunteer based nonprofit committed to expanding public understanding and knowledge of the needs of children and adults with disabilities through the rescuing, breeding, training, placement and continuing education of service dogs and animal assisted therapy dogs in the state of Florida.

Transition Job Readiness

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Transition Job readinessStarting June 13th, the transition students attended 80 hours of direct service time to develop pertinent skills needed to accomplish their summer work experiences. Lessons included mock interviews, a “what not to wear to work” fashion show, shopping for work place clothing, collecting job applications, calling community businesses, and honing their assistive technology skills

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