The LAB Goes Green: a morning at Joppa Flats

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By Suzanne Wilson Last spring, a group of blind and visually impaired LAB clients took the short trip to Newburyport to visit the Joppa Flats Education Center, part of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.  This semi-annual event gives everyone the opportunity to commune with nature while learning about the many species of birds and plants that live in New England.

"They benefit from the interaction they receive from other children who are blind. It gives the boys an opportunity to teach others and learn from peers who are experiencing the same difficulties they may be facing."

− Mother of two boys in LAB's Youth Program

"As I lose more vision, doing paperwork becomes more of a challenge. It's very comforting to know that LAB will provide such a wonderful service to its legally blind clients."

− Adult Program Client

"I feel like there are a lot of great services for blind people...but what he most benefits from is the experience of being with other people going through the same thing who let him show up...and just walk with him through the transitions. That's been a great gift."

− Wife of a Client

"All my life I had an interest in learning Braille. Coming to LAB has enabled me to learn something new...made me feel special. I look forward to coming down every week!"

− John Dwyer

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Phone: +1 (978) 454-5704

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