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Lee Nasehi Honored at Fearless Caregiver Conference

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 by Richard Alleyne

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Lee Nasehi Honored at Fearless Caregiver ConferenceORLANDO, FL., February 26, 2015—Drawing on her 15 plus years of experience as President and CEO of Lighthouse Central Florida, and as the mother of a son who is blind, Lee Nasehi today addressed a crowded room at the 20th Annual Fearless Caregiver Conference convened at the Holy Trinity Reception & Conference Center in Maitland.

Why I Choose to Walk

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 by Philana Haumiller

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Why I Choose to WalkAs 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.

Be my Eyes

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 by Casey Mathews

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Be My EyesMany 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...

9th Annual Florida Vision Summit

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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9th Annual Florida Vision SummitLighthouse 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.

Cane Quest

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 by Dylan Buhain

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Cane QuestThe 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...

Transition Gala

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 by Dylan Buhain

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Transition GalaThe 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.

Early Intervention Field Trip

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 by Susan Mayton

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Early Intervention Field TripOn 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.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 by L C Benson

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness MonthOctober 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!!...