Monthly Online Parent Group

Next Online Parent Group topic is Advocacy!

What is advocacy you ask?  It’s just a fancy word for asking for what you need.  Being a parent of a child with a visual impairment means you will need to ask for some accommodations from time to time, and figuring out how to do that takes some time and practice.  Join us on Thursday November 14 to talk this through with other parents who are also working through this.

Each month Blind Beginnings invites parents who are raising children who are blind or partially sighted to connect online or over the phone.  Our meeting time is the 2nd Thursday of each month from 1:00 – 2:30 PM.

This is an opportunity for parents to ask questions, share successes, seek advice, and connect with other parents who are also raising a child with a visual impairment.  The predetermined topic is designed to start the conversation, but there will also be plenty of time for parents to talk about whatever they need to.

The topic for November 14 is advocacy!

When: Thursday November 14

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Who: Parents of children who are blind or partially sighted living in BC

How: We use Zoom conferencing to connect, and its really easy I promise.  You will be sent a link to join the meeting, and you just have to click on the link and you will be placed in the online meeting room.  You can connect from your computer, smart phone or tablet, or dial in from your phone if that is preferred. *Note: It is a long-distance number within Canada for those who choose to dial in.

Shawn Marsolais, registered clinical counselor, will be online to facilitate the group, introduce parents to each other, share some information about the topic, answer questions, and offer support.

How do you register you ask?

Just send Shawn an email at: and request the link to join the next meeting.

If you have any questions about these groups, or any other Blind Beginnings program, please feel free to contact Shawn at 604-434-7243, or toll free 1-866-736-8620.

Looking forward to hearing from you.