Blind Beginnings News

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The Diversity of ADHD

Near the end of 2020 I decided it would be a good time to start learning about other disabilities outside of blindness in order to educate myself and be more informed. I followed advocates with various disabilities in order to get information straight from the source — people with lived experiences. Throughout my research I… Read more The Diversity of ADHD

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Finding My Inner Poet

Ever since I was a child, I’ve always loved to write. As soon as I learned how to form letters, I would grab my colorful markers and write all over my Disney Princess covered notebooks. But the fun didn’t stop there. I would eagerly write on any plain white surface I could get my little… Read more Finding My Inner Poet

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Dear Mom

Many will say that they have the best mother in the world. From all of the sacrifices they make to the care they provide us all throughout our lives, our mothers mean more than just mere words can explain. I am also one of those people who will adamantly proclaim that my mother is the… Read more Dear Mom

Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Lori Sheppard Memorial Fund Bursaries

About the Fund The Lori Sheppard Memorial Fund was created in December of 2006 and is held in trust by the Vancouver Foundation. Lori was an impassioned advocate who embraced life. She was active in campaigns for the United Way, CNIB, and the 20/20 Foundation. She was the Founder and Executive Director of PAWS International… Read more Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Lori Sheppard Memorial Fund Bursaries

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Shifted Perspectives

On the bus last week I met a woman with the same eye condition as me.  Her diagnosis was fairly new, and had come much later in her life.  Mine has been with me since birth.  “I wouldn’t wish this condition on my worst enemy” she proclaimed.  I didn’t know what to say to that. … Read more Shifted Perspectives

We’re Hiring – Donor Relations and Administrative Assistant

Want to join the Blind Beginnings Team? We are excited to announce we are looking to fill out our team! We are searching for a detail oriented, proactive and collaborative individual to join our small but mighty team to assist the Director of Operations with donations management, donor recognition and general administrative assistance. The person… Read more We’re Hiring – Donor Relations and Administrative Assistant