Second Sense knows how important community-based low vision support groups are for adults with vision loss.
Vision Exchange is an informal online resource for support group leaders. We are committed to helping you make your group a strong resource for your members.
Vision Exchange provides support and training to support group leaders in a variety of ways:
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:
If you are in the early stages of starting your own group, read:
Keeping your members engaged is an ongoing challenge when leading a support group. These tip sheets can help:
Member engagement requires interesting meeting topics. Here are two resource sheets to help:
Your members will look to you as a resource, asking for you to help them with daily tasks. Here are some guides you can use to help your members with common issues they may face. We have also included large print handouts you can provide to your group members for them or a family member to use.
As a support group leader, it will be beneficial for you to understand vision loss and vision rehabilitation training.
Watch our series of How-To Videos to gain insight or to share with your group members.
Finally, a group of other resources you may benefit from:
If you can’t find the information you need here, please feel free to contact Cody Froeter, our Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist. Cody will answer your questions about vision loss, group facilitation, training, resources or any other topic about vision loss.
Contact Cody by email or call him at 312-236-8569.