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Day Three - Dog Day

Day Three

**Warning: long post ahead***

You’d think I wouldn’t be able to sleep last night, but I slept like a baby, and stumbled grumpily out of bed at 5:40. 1,080 more words

Rebekah Cross

Day Two - Trial Run

We hit the ground running today at 6 AM with an obedience training session in the lecture hall. During the training, an instructor acted like an imaginary dog “Juno,” and showed us one-on-one how to command the dog to heel, sit, lie down, and stay. 687 more words

Rebekah Cross

Day One

And so the journey begins…

The day started out beautifully. Got up, finished packing, and Adam and I were out the door just after 10 AM. 713 more words

Rebekah Cross

The Transportation Problem

Finding Rides When You Can’t Drive

One of the most difficult challenges for people with vision loss is finding reliable and affordable transportation. Whether you have had to give up your driver’s license or never had the chance to drive, it is an adjustment fraught with emotion and a sense of loss of independence. 922 more words

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The Final Countdown

Wow…Summer is almost gone and dog school is quickly approaching! On Sunday, I will be shipped off to Yorktown Heights for training with my “Paws.” … 363 more words

Rebekah Cross

Please Don’t Open the Door for Me!

By Kathy Austin

Community Engagement Specialist at Second Sense

Kathy Austin, CVA keeps our community of clients, volunteers, donors and partners engaged with the work of Second Sense.  512 more words

"vision Loss"

Myth of More Perfect

Though we imagine ourselves as the all-powerful users of words, we often fail to realize how words shape us – and our realities. When we use language to describe or embellish an idea, that language creates a mythology, a culturally held set of beliefs, and these beliefs continue to affect our ideas long after the speakers have laid down the original terms. 1,270 more words

The Language Center