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Carroll Alumni & Families Webinar: Canes to Canines

Join us on Tuesday, June 18, at 6:00 pm for the Carroll Alumni & Families “Canes to Canines” webinar, where you can learn about the transition from white-tipped cane to guide dog.

In this session you will:

  • Learn from Guiding Eyes for the Blind about the process of applying for, training with, and being paired with a guide dog.
  • Explore the necessary O&M techniques required for the process and how to obtain a guide dog.
  • Understand the pros and cons of both mobility options and why some individuals may opt for one.
  • Hear from clients who have gone through the process themselves and learn about their personal experiences working and living with their guide dog.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm ET

Location: Zoom (you will receive a link once you’ve registered)

Cost: Free

Sponsored by PLAN

Guest Speakers

  • Melissa Carney, Community Outreach & Graduate Support Manager, Guiding Eyes for the Blind
  • Melissa Mabee, M.Ed., Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist, The Carroll Center for the Blind
  • Hannah Kleinschmidt, M.Ed., Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist, The Carroll Center for the Blind
  • Jack Duffy-Protentis, Carroll Center for the Blind Alumnus
  • Kevin Trainor, Carroll Center for the Blind Alumnus

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please email or call 617-969-6200 ext. 237.

About Carroll Alumni

The Carroll Alumni program is committed to elevating the support offered to all those who’ve successfully completed a program at The Carroll Center for the Blind. Carroll Alumni members have the opportunity to create meaningful connections with other individuals experiencing vision loss, receive helpful resources and networking opportunities, attend special events, and so much more! Learn more at

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About Carroll Families

The Carroll Families initiative aims to support, educate, and connect parents and other caregivers of children who are blind or visually impaired. We feel that sharing resources and offering emotional support for the unique needs of parents with children experiencing vision loss is critical and we look forward to growing this supportive community. Learn more at

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