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Family Recharge Zone

Family Recharge Zone, formerly Texas Families Together, is a virtual space just for families to network and collaborate.

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Participants and Information

Participants: Exclusively for adult family members with children and adults who are blind, low vision, or deafblind (combined vision loss and Deaf/Hard of Hearing).

We appreciate professionals honoring this families-only event. To learn more about other training opportunities for both families and professionals, please visit the Outreach Programs page on the TSBVI website.

Join us each month for 90 minutes of learning, connection, and encouragement. This is YOUR time so settle your kiddos in an activity where they can be safely entertained, grab a snack and drink, and give yourself this time!

Dates and Times: First Thursday of every month

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Central Time)

  • April 4, 2024: Register Navigating Your Child’s Benefits – ABLE Accounts & Social Security
  • May 2, 2024: Register Living a Full Life Their Way – Meet Adults who are Blind, Low Vision, and Deafblind and Their Families

Need help registering or signing up? Watch our How to Create an ESCWorks Account video. Feel free to reply to this email if you are in need of further assistance.

Need foreign language or sign language interpreting? Texas families, you must register by the Monday before each month’s Family Recharge Zone gatherings to allow us time to provide foreign language and/or sign language services.

Can families who live outside of Texas participate? We would love for you to join us. Please know that the training and conversations may slightly differ from your own state guidelines and regulations. We are unable to provide foreign language and sign language interpreting.

Your Facilitation Team

Edgenie Bellah

Deafblind Family Engagement Coordinator

Yolanda Shaw

VI Family Engagement Coordinator

Belinda Fayard

VI Transition Consultant

Heather Withrow

Deafblind Transition Consultant

Be in the Know about Family Events and Training

Are you a family member of a child or adult who is blind, visually impaired, or deafblind? Stay connected by completing the Family Events and Training Signup Form. You will receive emails about events and training just for families!

The group meetings have meant a great deal to me. They have allowed me to voice my concerns about distance learning in a safe, caring and respectable environment. It's always nice to know that there are others in the same boat. It has been helpful to talk with professionals about what we are going through. It finally gave me the approval to stop being so hard on myself and to take some time to just breathe and to see the good in every day.

Barbara K. Family member
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