Leading a support group can be very rewarding. It can also be very time-consuming and demanding.
We have gathered a collection of resource sheets that can help make your job a little bit easier and a lot more enjoyable:
Starting a Low-Vision Support Group
If you are in the early stages of starting your own group, read:
- Things to Consider Before Starting a Support Group
- What are Vision Loss Support Groups All About?
- Adjustment to Vision Loss
Keeping Members Engaged
Keeping your members engaged is an ongoing challenge when leading a support group. These tip sheets can help:
- Marketing: How to Start a Group and Keep It Alive
- Group Facilitation Skills
- Jobs You Can Delegate: Engaging Group Members to Feel Ownership
Member engagement requires interesting meeting topics. Here are two resource sheets to help:
- Discussion Topics, Questions and Resources
- Types of Speakers You Can Invite to Present to Your Group
Your members will look to you as a resource, asking for you to help them with daily tasks. Here are some guides on helping your members with common issues they may face:
- What to Do When a Group Member Says the Magnifier Doesn’t Work
- Helping Someone Use Devices With Button Keypads
- Troubleshooting with Using Writing Guides: Letter, Envelope and Signature
Finally, a group of other resources you may benefit from:
In This Section
- Vision Exchange: How-To Videos
- Community-Based Workshop Topics
- What Are Vision Loss Support Groups All About?
- Large Print Handouts
- Vision Loss A to Z
- What is Vision Rehabilitation and Who are the Professionals?
- Join Our Vision Exchange Email Discussion Group
- Download Starting and Maintaining a Vibrant Vision Loss Support Group
- Ten Things to Keep in Mind When You Interact with Someone with Vision Loss