Hello fellow families of beautiful children who happen to have a diagnosis of cortical visual impairment!
I had the great joy to attend the Early Connections Conference at Perkins School for the Blind yesterday.
There will be posts to follow.
In the meantime, I wanted to be sure to mention a recommendation that the CVI Teacher, Ellen Mazel, gave during a presentation about complexity. She recommended that people interested in learning about what it is like to live with CVI watch a YouTube video posted by an adult with CVI, Nicola McDowell.
Parents, we need to watch this video. We are on the frontlines of educating the medical and education communities.
This is a video you can easily send to your pediatrician and your school team with the information that CVI is the #1 pediatric visual impairment in the U.S. and the first world countries.
Nicola McDowell has done all of our families a great service in describing the anxiety in her life caused by cortical visual impairment. I was fascinated by her description of what she sees, and how she has to strategize future social occasions to avoid becoming overwhelmed.
Nicola’s story helps me better understand my daughter’s experience. Her information is invaluable.
Check it out!
2 thoughts on “Nicola McDowell’s CVI Journey”
I was at the Perkins Conference . Your speech made me cry . I rarely cry and it felt good to have that release .
Thank you for taking the time to write,
Liz. It was a wonderful event. I’m always wondering how a presentation will be received. And, it is good to cry sometimes!