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I am also thinking of starting a support group in my area because we have none. I am open to suggestions on how to ger started and what uou think of this idea

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I am new to this site, I have a 7 month old and she has ONH and I'm just trying to find parents dealing with the same.

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hey guys, i recently worked with a partially sighted person. i really enjoyed working with her, and now id like to run a support group for young people who are blind or partially sighted. i was wondering if you could give me any feedback on support groups you have been to, and activities you've done that you would recommend. also, are there specific things you would not like in a support group? any advice would be greatly appreciated! thank you!

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Hi. I am also wanting to start a support group in my area. Do I need any certifications in order to do this?

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How are you coming along with your group and is the group near Edward Hospital? I'm new to the blind and VI community and could use some help finding others in my area. Thamks!

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AFB's Directory of Services maintains a list of over 150 active support groups in the United States and Canada:

AFB's site for people who are new to vision loss,, features profiles of active support groups and advice on how to start your own:

If you find that you need help getting started, you can contact AFB via our feedback form:
with any questions or requests for information you and your group may have.

Also, please feel free to share articles from AFB's website with your support group. At the bottom of every article on AFB's family of sites, you will see options to print or e-mail the page, as well as share it via your support group's Facebook account, or tweet it.

Congratulations and good luck!

Updated May 20, 2014

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