Our Real World Skill-Building Series is exclusive to transition-aged youth and their parents/caregivers.

Our intention is for the youth who participate to walk away feeling more comfortable advocating for their own needs and to provide an opportunity for the parents/caregivers to connect with each other while learning about the resources available to them.

The next workshop in this series, Inclusive Hike & Blazing Trails, is scheduled for Saturday, June 1st from 9:45AM-2PM in Manchester, NH.

To register to attend, please call 603-224-4039 or email [email protected].

Each workshop in our Real World Skill-Building Series consists of a Youth Track and a Parent Track. For the Inclusive Hike & Blazing Trails workshop, the tracks consist of:

  • Youth Track – Inclusive Hike & Blazing Trails: College, employment and volunteer expedition
  • Parent Track – Panel and Pathways: What’s next?

YOUTH TRACK: Inclusive Hike & Blazing Trails: A college, employment and volunteer expedition

From the trailhead (starting point) of discovery to the backpack (the gear that is needed), the pathway decision to take with any switchbacks (options to assist during the difficult journey); this World Skill Building day will focus on what’s next for students, career building and employment. Through the expertise of a career counselor, students will engage in hands on improv games, instruction and tools to address the best pathways for their futures. We also welcome a panel of enrolled college students, as well as employed young adults in their 20’s and 30’s who are blind and visually impaired employed successfully in a variety of positions, some working right out of high school and others after graduating from college, who will share and answer questions from the students.

*We’ll complete the day’s journey, as we all gather for an accessible group nature trail walk and picnic style box lunch (provided), led by our own Randy Pierce, President and CEO of Future In Sight.

ADULT TRACK: Panel and Pathways: What’s Next?

This workshop for parents and caregivers of blind and visually impaired transition-age youth will begin with a panel of blind and visually impaired students currently attending college, as well as successfully employed adults with vision loss. Many journeys toward independence will be represented; some working and/or volunteering right out of high school and others employed after college in their 20’s and 30’s. Questions from your own unique perspectives are welcome, as panelists will share about their variety of different college and work experiences, challenges, strategies and accomplishments. Next you will have the benefit of a presentation by professionals regarding  paths to postsecondary education and training options and/or moving right into employment/volunteer opportunities.

To register to attend, please call 603-224-4039 or email [email protected].


Assistive technology device demonstrations, loans and reuse activities are being supplemented by the ATinNH program. Funding for assistive technology device demonstrations, loans and reuse are provided, in part, under grant 2001NHATSG02 from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) through Assistive Technology in New Hampshire (ATinNH). Learn more about ATinNH here.