Caitlin Lynch - ACBS Second VP
secondvicepresident.acbstudents at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 16:31:00 EDT 2012
Glad to have you here on list with us. :) My name is Caitlin, and I'm the second vp of ACB Students. We're a fun group here and this list is great for swapping info, stories, and questions. Everyone is super nice and helpful.
We have various committees that you can be a part of through acb students. These committees work to maintain the group, and implement changes where needed. There's the membership committee, which looks to grow ac student membership and involvement in acb as a whole; the fundraising committee, who handles our budget and several great fundraisers; the social netwworking committee, which works to give acbb students a voice on facebook and twitter and harness those outlets to spread info; and, my committee, the convention planning committee, where we work together to plan a roster of great events for our annual convention, which this year will be in KY. Any one of the committee chairs would be glad to have your help and enthusiasm on our conference calls, so just post here on list if you're interested and the right person will be in touch with you.
In terms of fun things I liked doing in high school, I really loved community service organizations and worked with many. I was also a horse back rider, which I did for a lot of years. If you're into something blind related, there's the braille challenge, camps for the blind, or blind sports organizations which might be fun. If you want to let us know where you live, maybe someone on list can give you more thorough info about what's located near you.
I've had my guide dog, a male yellow lab named Laser, for nearly six years now. I got him right after my senior year of chhigh school, from the Guide Dog Foundation in New York. I loved my trainers aand how individual the training was. It was a terrific experience. Laser is a fantastic dog; he accompanied me all four years of college and we're working our way through grad school now. I can't speak to having a guide in high school, but some listers have so I'm sure they'd be glad to help you out on that. Also, if you go to our web site acbstudents.org and look under the "student advocate" (our newsletter) section, a girl last year wrote a fantastic article for our january issue about working with her guide dog throughout her senior year of high school. Its a great and informative article. also, if you have more specific guide dog school related questions, feel free to email me off list. I'm something of a guide dog school nerd so know a bit about all the programs. As a hobby I look up info, lol.
This is long. HGlad to have you with us and please feel free to use the list as much as you want to. *grin*
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On Mar 22, 2012, at 4:01 PM, lizzy <lizzym0827 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> My name is Lizzy and I am a sophomore in high school. I am new to the list and I am very interested in getting involved with anything vision related. I am totally blind due to retinal detachment. I am very active in school and the community and I love making new friends and meeting new people! I love being busy so if anyone knows of any good groups or activities please let me know. Also I've been thinking about getting a guide dog, most likely for my senior year. Any information (personal experiences) good or bad on any school in the US. is wanted. I have researched a few but I haven't gotten any personal experiences.
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