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Vision Connections Conference

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: 8:15 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Medical College of Wisconsin
Address: 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee WI

Audience: This conference is for adults; parents of children and youth with vision loss, adults with vision loss and family and friends.


Vision Connections Conference

Vision Forward is proud to bring this event to the Milwaukee community because more than 60,000 people in Southeastern Wisconsin have vision loss that cannot be corrected.

We hope you will join us for the Vision Connections Conference to learn more about the medical aspect of vision loss, how to cope with the emotionally challenges and discover solutions to live successfully with changing vision.  The day will provide great information, resources and connections with others living with vision loss.

Topics will cover information for people of all ages with vision loss:

“There is life after vision loss”
Keynote speaker: Larry Johnson, internationally recognized motivational speaker who shares personal anecdotes from his life with vision loss

Central Vision Loss and Driving
Speaker: Cynthia Owsley, PhD, MSPH, Nathan E. Miles Chair of Ophthalmology;
Vice Chair of Research Administration/Departmentof Ophthalmology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Genetics and Eye Diseases
Speaker: Kimberly Stepien, MD, Ophthalmologist, Eye Institute

Guiding Your Child through Vision Loss
Speaker: Mark Sweet, PhD, Disability Rights Wisconsin

The Power of Technology
Speaker: Cory Ballard, Assistive Technology Specialist,Vision Forward Association

Breakout Sessions – Covering topics from low vision to self-advocacy

Registration materials will be available mid-July.  Please check back for additional details.

For more information, contact: Rose Visser, Education and Enrichment Manager, 414-615-0115 or

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