Thu, 19 Feb 2015 by Philana Haumiller
As our 26th Annual Sight & Sole WalkFest fast approaches (Sat. March 7th), we wanted to share with you some truly inspiring words from a registered walker, Philana Haumiller, whose mother received services from Lighthouse and will also be walking on that Saturday.
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 by Casey Mathews
Many of you may have heard about this new iPhone app designed to assist the blind and visually impaired called, Be My Eyes. First developed in Denmark, Be My Eyes is a free app that connects individuals who are blind or visually impaired with volunteer helpers from around the world via live video chat...
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 by Lighthouse Central Florida
Lighthouse is excited to be participating in next month’s annual Florida Vision Summit, scheduled to take place at the state capitol in Tallahassee. State Representative Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala) and Ms. Ronee Silverman, president of the nonprofit Florida Association of Agencies Serving the Blind (FAASB), recently announced that the annual Florida Vision Summit will return to the State Capitol for a ninth consecutive year on Thursday, February 12, 2015.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 by Dylan Buhain
The Transition for Teens program of Lighthouse Central Florida was proud to participate for the first time in Cane Quest. Cane Quest is a state competition started by the Braille Institute in southern California to encourage students who are blind or visually impaired, to have a better understanding of their white cane skills...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 by Dylan Buhain
The Teens in Transition program at Lighthouse Central Florida recently held its annual gala at the Second Harvest Food Bank warehouse here in Orlando.
The gala is a way for the Transition students to thank all of the employers, parents, and Lighthouse staff for the opportunities provided to them during the year. The students are responsible for the venue, the menu, the layout, and the invitations.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 by Susan Mayton
On Friday, October 10th, Lighthouse’s Early Intervention (EI) program went on a fall field trip to Green Meadows Farm in Kissimmee. Twenty one families with over 50 family members, including moms, dads, grandparents, siblings and friends joined with EI staff to participate in this wonderful outing.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 by L C Benson
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and I wanted to use this post to briefly reflect on what this means to me by sharing a bit of my story.
I feel blessed…there’s no other way to put it. The last few months have been nothing short of AWESOME!!...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 by Jerry Cochran
Hello, hi, howdy! My name is Jerry Cochran Jr. I'm a son, an uncle, a sports fanatic, and a man who is passionate about empowering members of our community. As of September 02, 2014, I'm a proud member of Public Allies Central Florida! Public Allies is an not-for-profit organization that believes that “everyone leads”...