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Meet Leanne Grillot, APH’s Director of National Outreach Services

We’re so excited to welcome Leanne Grillot as our new Director of National Outreach Services. This position directs the operations of APH’s Outreach Services Department, which provides consultation, support, and other services to Ex Officio Trustees, professionals in the field of vision, families of people who are visually impaired, and consumers. The goal of Outreach...

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Quinn’s Story: Dance, Horseback Riding, and Running

by Quinn Burch I was born at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY on August 21st, 1990. I was a hearing, seeing infant and walked before I was one year...

Nicholas’ Story: Hiking the Appalachian Trail

By Nicholas Abrahamson Even as a small kid, I always dreamed of hiking the Appalachian Trail. I enjoyed hiking, and I found a quiet beauty in the mountains that...

Bruce’s Story: Traveling

by Bruce Visser I was born with hearing loss and, as I grew up, slowly became deaf; as a teenager, I began to lose my vision. Later, as an...

Jason’s Story: Running

by Jason Corning I am hard-of-hearing and have acromatopsia, which means I have difficulty seeing in bright light. I use sign language and voice for myself and have always...

Sarah’s Story: Ice Hockey and Tae kwon do

Sarah K. McMillen Ice Hockey I grew up in Albany, New York, and attended a mainstream school in Albany; I am deaf and also have Usher syndrome. After high...

Kristine’s Story: Swimming Triathlon

by Kristine D’Arbelles When Maricar brought up the notion of participating in a triathlon, I thought it was a terrific idea for her but not necessarily for me. I’m...