Join The Conversation!

What is the National Transition Conversation? The National Transition Conversation (NTC) is a centralized forum for practitioners whose primary goal is working with transition-age teens and young adults who are blind or have low-vision. Offered through the APH ConnectCenter. The National Transition Conversation hosts: Essentially, the NTC is both a community meeting and an online … Continued

Conquering College: Activating your campus tools

Lessons learned the hard way:  In the first blog of this two-part series I wrote about planning and perseverance and that theme carries into this post: You can check out Part 1 here. Not only was I the first person in my immediate family to attend college and graduate, I did so as a blind Latino living in southern California. As with many high school students, dinner … Continued

Seeking Interested Candidates for Our New CareerConnect Advisory Committee

We’re looking for several professionals to serve on our CareerConnect Advisory Committee.  We are inviting Rehabilitation Counselors, Teacher’s of the Visually Impaired, Transition Specialists and Employment Coordinator’s to apply to serve on our CareerConnect Advisory Committee. The goals of our CareerConnect Advisory Committee include: Collaborating on providing timely and relevant articles, blogs and resources for … Continued

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM): From Passive to Proactive!

As we embrace the cooler nights of autumn and our thoughts turn to apple cider and perhaps pumpkin pie, a 31-day event graces us with its presence each October when we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).  Marked with a Presidential proclamation and observances from coast to coast, why do we pay so much … Continued

Game On: Networking Your Way to Becoming a Brave and Brilliant Professional

There comes a time in our lives when trekking out of our social comfort zone becomes crucial in order to bring about one’s personal and professional goals. Online research and studies show that networking skills are among one of the best means of meeting people with similar interests as well as seeking employment. My own experience with networking, first … Continued