What we have going on this year!
Louis Braille was born in France on January 4th, 1804. At age three, Louis suffered an accident that resulted in him losing his vision. While enrolled at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth, Louis was exposed to the French army’s night writing system. Seeing the potential night writing could have for blind people, Louis adapted its dots and dash system into a six celled code. This code would become the foundation for the Braille code that is used by blind people around the world. Louis Braille died on January 6th, 1852, but his legacy lives on in the millions of people who achieved literacy and success because of his code.
As school ends and summer starts, we at Saavi Services for the Blind begin our Ready Set Go! summer camp! Developed with blindness professionals, blind mentors, and Saavi alumni, RSG is our summer residential program for 9-12th graders. Students live and learn in fully furnished apartments as they prepare for college living and independence.
Read more here on our Ready Set Go 2022 page.
Saavi Services for the Blind Reaching Empowerment Through Achievement and Learning, (REAL) program is expanding opportunities for students’ grades K-12 in the Maricopa area to support extended school year goals.
Running from June 6th to June 30th, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00am to 2:00pm, students will get support in maintaining all the skills they learned during the school year and even get a head start at conquering all their academic and blindness related goals for their future.
For more information, please check out our Saavi – ESY Program Flyer.
And to get started with the REAL Extended School Year program please take some time and fill out the 2022 ESY Application.
Support Saavi Services for the Blind’s first ever “Hands On” Car show- This will be a unique Car Show experience where spectators will have the chance to touch cars and interact with car enthusiast of all ages. Judges will be blind folded, and gloves will be worn to protect those beautiful paint jobs.
All vehicles welcomed-cars, trucks, motorcycles, quads, side-by-sides, boats, bicycles and even miniature model cars!
In show events will be:
- Best sound system competition @12pm
- Best sounding exhaust competition @1pm
- Best of show award ceremony @2:30pm
Bounce houses, food trucks, Ms. Arizona and a DJ will be on site for entertainment. Registration is a $20 donation per car and all funds raised will support Saavi Services for the Blind.
The Integrated Employment – Cultivating a Culture of Strengths conference provided information critical to fostering a culture of asset-based employment by bringing together employers, community partners, families, and consumers who are blind and/or those who have other disabilities. The overall purpose of this conference was for persons with disabilities to gain information to help them transition to competitive, integrated employment settings where they can work in positions that play to their strengths and allow them to earn a competitive wage.
Read more here our IEC 2021 page.
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