News from Our Center for Blindness & Vision Loss in Naples FL

Transition students at lunch together

Transition Camp 2021

This year’s Transition Summer Camp began July 12th and concludes this Sunday, July 25th with an afternoon at the theatre to see Naples Players’ production of The Wedding Singer.  The camp has been comprised of various outings and activities such as pottery through Clay More Ceramics, up close encounters with wolves at Shy Wolf Sanctuary, a “Cake-Off”,…
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Director of Accessibility at Adobe Attends Children’s Camp

One of the many highlights from our children’s summer camp that concluded last week was the presentation by Andrew Kirkpatrick, Adobe’s Director of Accessibility.  He posted a blog highlighting Lighthouse of Collier and its services, and our collaboration with them for the Children’s Summer Camp. Click here to read the blog

picture of campers on a computer screen

Children’s Summer Camp

Children’s Virtual Summer Camp 2021 Is Back! The Lighthouse of Collier Children’s Camp starts today, Monday, June 14! Our summer camp offers an opportunity for children to apply skills they have practiced and learned throughout the school year. Activities address independent living skills, assistive technology, communication skills, social skills, recreation skills, career readiness and more!…
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Rick Hart speaks with Rabbi Miller

Rick joined the Lighthouse of Collier in February 2015. Helping people who are blind or visually impaired is Rick’s passion. He knows firsthand what it is like to live with vision loss as he was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa at age eight. He knows how difficult it can be to get along in a sighted…
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picture of clients aboard the Lady Jane

Freedom Waters takes Lighthouse clients on a boat ride

Last week the Freedom Waters Foundation sponsored a cruise on a 93-foot yacht with twenty-five Lighthouse clients and family members. Due to COVID-19, this was the first group outing in well over a year. People were ready to get out and socialize! Old friends had time to catch up and new friendships were made. The…
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Lighthouse of Collier Scholarship Fund For Students

Lighthouse of Collier Establishes a Scholarship Fund for Students!

We are excited to announce that Lighthouse of Collier has established a scholarship fund to support our local community and future leaders! The scholarship grants will be awarded to Lighthouse of Collier clients who are in high school, college or graduate school. The fund will help recipients complete an undergraduate or graduate education in the…
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Jennifer Nieves, Phyllis Dratnol, Stephany Estremadoiro, and Misty Phillips

Staff News and Notes

Two staff became certified! Congratulations to Jennifer Nieves and Phyllis Dratnol whom both are now Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapists (CVRT). Stephany Estremadoiro promoted to Intake Specialist Stephany Estremadoiro has been promoted to Intake Specialist (also known as Case Manager). She is responsible for the initial contact with the potential client, and for conducting a detailed…
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Summer Camp sign

Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

Lighthouse of Collier’s annual summer camps are approaching! The Children’s Summer Camp will be hosted virtually June 14 through July 2, MWF 9am – 2pm. The camp will consist of daily career presentations from guest speakers, as well as cooking, and arts and crafts, activities with an “Around the World” theme. The goal of the…
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