- Outreach Specialist:
- Leslie Weilbacher email@example.com
Leslie is the Outreach Specialist for the Northwest Region with APH.
Leslie is a lifelong disability advocate and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature and German from the University of Oregon with her first guide dog Cammy. After interning with Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and the Wesley Foundation she pursued her Master of Arts in Special Education with emphasis in Visual Impairment and Orientation & Mobility from the University of Northern Colorado with her second guide dog Gwenny.
Her experience working with students with visual impairments extends over 6 years serving as a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments and O&M Specialist, including summer programs in independent living skills, and career experiences with her third guide dog Neil. Currently, Leslie lives in Washington state with her current guide dog Fame, retired guide Gwenny and two horses, and some chickens.
The Northwest Center for Assistive Technology Training (CATT), firstname.lastname@example.org
Program is a collaboration between the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) and the Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB).
Our mission is to provide assistive technology training to teachers of blind/low vision children, utilizing a “train the trainer” model, while also providing support/training for other professionals working with blind or low vision children as well as parents/caregivers of a child who is blind or has low vision, including those with additional disabilities.
Assistive technology options are provided through APH and training is provided through WSSB employed trainers serving a ten-state/territory region: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.