Blog Posts by Max Ivey

Getting Selected for the 2016 Amtrak Writers in Residency Program

Earlier this year I was frustrated with the way my business was going. I didn't have any ride sales pending. I wasn't getting hired for coaching or being booked for speaking. Heck, I wasn't even sure I could get from here to there if someone did invite me to come share my story with their group. I live in a suburb of Houston where there is very little in the way of public transportation. We don't have a

Advocating for Yourself Within the Healthcare System

Editor's note: This post was written by Max Ivey, a new peer advisor for VisionAware. In honor of Healthy Aging Month, Max has written this post on his recent medical experiences. Do You Really Communicate With Your Doctor? A recent experience with my doctors had me wondering how well people listen to their doctors. I also started wondering about how well our doctors talk to those of us who are blind or visually impaired. And finally, it made me think about what suggestions I could give people to make their experience more

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