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Carroll Families Conversations and Connections

Join us on Wednesday, April 24th at 12:15 pm for Carroll Families Conversations and Connections, a monthly Zoom series that connects parents and caregivers who can share ideas, resources, joys, and concerns. Facilitated by Barbara Duffy, a parent of a visually impaired son, our goal is to build strength, comradery, suggestions, solutions, and resources to help those in our care.

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.

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Event Details

Date: Wednesday, April, 24th, 2024

Time: 12:15-1:15 pm

Location: Zoom

Topic: Transitions

Facilitator: Barbara Duffy, Carroll Center Director of Foundation & Family Relations and parent of a Carroll Center alumnus

Who this is for: Parents and caregivers of blind and visually impaired young adults ages 14+ who are transitioning to vocational work, college, or other support. 

Guest Speakers: 

  1. Mayanne MacDonald-Briggs, Pre-Employment Transition Services Counselor, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
  2. Nancy Sharon, Director of Education and Community Services at the Carroll Center for the Blind 

During this interactive event, attendees will learn the following and more:

  1. Options for secondary and post-secondary training opportunities;
  2. Services provided by the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind for young adults ages 14+. 

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Barbara Duffy via email or call (617) 969-6200 x 255. To learn more about the Carroll Families initiative, visit