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Resources for Independent Living with Vision Loss

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Support Groups and Other Resources

Audrey Demmitt, R.N., and VisionAware Support Group Advisor is managing the support group area.

Importance of Joining a Support Group

If you've been diagnosed with an eye condition, have a family member who has, or have become a caregiver, joining a support group may be the most important thing you'll ever do. Whether online or in your local community, such groups offer the opportunity to talk to others, share common concerns, frustrations,l and stories, and find solutions to your vision-related difficulties. For more information on support groups, you may want to read Support Groups and the Adjustment Process.

Check out Finding Support Groups for more information including links to directory listings of support groups.

VisionAware also offers an "ask any question about support groups" topic on the VisionAware message boards. So if you cannot find a support group in your area or you would like more information about what to expect, or even how to find a group, be sure to post a question. You will need to sign up for VisionAware before you can participate in the message boards.

You may be running a support group and want to interact with other facilitators. We have set up a forum for you. Please log in and post or start your own discussion.

Support Group Resources

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