Teachers are preparing for children to return to classrooms during Covid-19 - our guide should help you consider how you can better support children with a vision impairment.
I Can Do It
Greater Manchester and Merseyside
Would you like to:
• Meet other youngsters with visual impairments & make friends?
• Spend time away from family to become more independent?
• Learn new life skills and increase your confidence?
Then our I Can Do It course is for you!
What is it?
I Can Do It is our independence course, for children aged 8 -11 and young people aged 12 -17. Our course is a great way to learn about friendships, safety, doing things for yourself, cooking and starting to think about growing up; all through fun activities!
The course covers:
• Social & emotional skills
• Keeping safe at home, outside and online
• Living independently with a VI
• Kitchen skills
• Dreaming in colour- transitions, goals and aspirations
Each course includes a parent’s workshop to give your parents information and guidance, and you’ll get a certificate at the end.
How can I get involved?
Our Manchester ‘I Can Do It’, funded by BBC Children in Need, is an independence course for children and young people with a visual impairment aged 8-17. The course is free of charge and involves fun activities aimed at improving independence. The course has two stages; a one-day introduction course, followed by a five day residential at the Children’s Adventure Farm.
If you’d like more info or to express your interest for Merseyside, please contact George on 0151 708 7055 or email email@example.com.
This course has been generously funded by BBC Children in Need.
Part of our course includes developing social skills, and our young people write and record their own ‘Friendship adverts’. Have a listen to one of our adverts from some of our graduates in 2016:
Ben has retinal dystrophy and nystagmus, and has had a kidney transplant. He is able to touch-type, uses an iPad and enjoys gaming minecraft, theme parks, visiting YouTube channels and playing musical instruments.
Ben’s ambitions are to go to college and university, and is interested in engineering and geography.
Watch Ben’s video diary in which he talks about what he enjoyed most about our I Can Do It! course.