Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Kristin Smedley 
Thriving Blind Academy 

Succeed Without Sight Summit 2020 

A Virtual Event That Will Change Perceptions of Blindness Through Role Models That Are Succeeding Without Sight 

***** We have added 2 PRE-SUMMIT EVENTS*******

  1. An Evening with the Arts featuring blind artist Duncan Meerding LIVE from Australia! Thursday 11/12/20 7:00-8:00pm (Eastern USA)
  2. TEEN NIGHT featuring fun Teens that are Thriving in school, sports, etc AND the Founders of  Blind Abilities, TouchPadPro.org, and AwareWolf Clothing!


Are you a parent or caregiver that just heard the words, “Your child is blind” and are feeling overwhelmed/scared/unsure of what to do next?


Are you a parent or caregiver of a blind/visually impaired child that is in need of real strategies for guiding your child in the areas of school, social life, activities, independence and technology?


Are you an adult or yourng adult living with blindness or visual impairment and looking for role models and/or a community of folks like yourself that you can learn from?


Are you training to work with blind and visually impaired students or have been in the field for a few years and need a better understanding of how to guide your students and their families to more success?

In this first of it’s kind virtual event, Kristin Smedley, author of the  best selling  book Thriving Blind: Stories of Real People Succeeding Without Sight, and a group of stellar professionals, parents, and people succeeding without sight,  will arm you with  tools and strategies that will help you guide blind children to thrive AND have you SEEing blindness differently!

Kristin is a Mom of two blind sons, ages 17 and 20, that often talks about how she was “crying on the couch” for a few years after hearing “Your son is blind.” Luckily, she had a miracle moment that changed her perception of blindness and launched her journey to gather all of the information she needed to raise her two blind sons to thrive. Her boys, Michael and Mitchell. are honor roll and Dean's List students, baseball championship winners, Student Council Executives, Valedictorian, and social butterflies.

Kristin has spent two decades finding resources for her boys' to chase their dreams.  Now, Kristin and her stellar network are bringing YOU their extraordinary tools to guide blind and visually imparied children to thrive.

Join this virtual summit that will change the trajectory of your journey!

NOTE: The Basic Summit Ticket is being offered for FREE - courtesy of the Thriving Blind Academy and generous sponsors - and includes access to every single session including the Q&A's. 

NOTE: There is an upgrade available, the Summit VIP Ticket, which gives you all of the access of the free ticket AND:

  • access to the recordings of all sessions to watch afterward
  • a SIGNED COPY of Thriving Blind the book
  • access to a special one hour Zoom meeting with Kristin Smedley on Sunday 11/15
  • Membership into the private Thriving Blind Academy Facebook group