Monday, August 15, 2011

Visually impaired issues forum tomorrow.


Empish Thomas to speak at Aug. 16 meeting

MILTON, Ga., Aug. 15, 2011 - Don't forget that the Milton Disability Awareness Committee (MDAC) will host a "Community Link" forum at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 16 featuring a speaker from the Atlanta Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI).

The open forum will take place in City Council Chambers at Milton's City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 107E. Everyone is invited, and there is no RSVP required.

Empish Thomas, Public Education and Referral Specialist for CVI, will discuss and present a video highlighting the group's work, including a low-vision clinic, rehabilitation programs, support groups, counselors and other services tailored to different age groups and needs.

Thomas will also answer questions and suggest tips, strategies and tools for living with visual impairment.

MDAC promotes inclusion of persons of all abilities in every aspect of community life through education, advocacy and influence on public policy. The committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, visit

CVI is Georgia's largest comprehensive, fully accredited, private facility providing rehabilitation services for individuals of all ages who are blind and visually impaired. Its mission is to offer a wide range of needed social and rehabilitation services to enable individuals who are blind or visually impaired to learn to cope successfully with the loss or absence of vision. For more information on CVI, visit

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