Songs for Sight Weekend Family RetreatSongs for Sight Weekend Family Retreat
- Created on April 16, 2012
On April 13th-15th, 2012, the Songs for Sight Youth Low Vision Support Group in conjunction with the Alabama Association for Parents of Children with Vision Impairment participated in a weekend family retreat at the Children’s Harbor Lake Martin Facility in Alexander City, Alabama. We had 143 attendees from 33 families for this very special event. Our activities at the retreat included a special hands-on activity with Apple iPads that was led by one of our featured speakers, Shane Jackson. Also on the agenda was a wonderful presentation from Dana Manasco. Dana was born with vision impairment but lost more vision as an adult. She is a woman of optimism and determination, who didn’t let blindness hold her back. She is married with 2 children and is currently a student in UAB’s program to become a certified Orientation and Mobility instructor.
On Saturday, in addition to our educational sessions, we took amazing boat rides along Lake Martin and that night we had a Wacky Tacky Party. Sunday activities included a Chapel service as well as more break out session. Participants and volunteers alike had a wonderful time and left with new knowledge and friendships.
This amazing weekend was sponsored through Songs for Sight.