The Albinism Alliance Group (TAAG) has been working in the community to be a positive example of leadership. Although we are an informational resource, members of TAAG get involved to ensure that the next generation has the support needed to stay inspired and the ability to reach higher. In recent, we have worked along side persons facilitating the BEGINS Babies program at the Center for the Visually Impaired. This program specifically provides early intervention for children with albinism and through education inclusion techniques and familiarizing a child with his or her environment, the program is allowing parents to see progress in sever critical areas of development.
The BEGINS babies program at Center for the Visually Impaired.
In 2009 The Albinism Alliance Group (TAAG) were asked to volunteer to work with the children of the program while parents sat in on a delivery by a thriving student with albinism. This meeting allows the parents to understand that, albinism itself is not a disability and by utilizing information which helps connect families to resources which reduce the limitation that their children can thrive and live a quality life. We are adding a new page to the site called “INSPIRATION” which will highlight active members of the the AB community. We are mothers, fathers, actors, models, musicians, singers, artist, brothers, sisters, doctors, teachers, social workers and more! By sharing our experiences we are giving the back to the community through positive encouragement.
Social Therapeutic and Recreational Services (S.T.A.R.S) at Center for the Visually Impaired
Co-Founders of The Albinism Alliance Group (TAAG) Rae Lowery, Demetria Cuenca and members Joma Leonard, have been involved with the STARS program from a young age and as adult mentors and volunteers, giving back what was received. This program through CVI, located on West Peach tree Street can be contacted at (404) 875-9011 and by speaking with Lorenzo Powell, parents can get there young ones 5-18 connected with a program that works withing the parameters of empowering children through the “I CAN” spirit of creating activities that engage them in the world. As a youth many participating in the “Shoe Box Wrap” where STARS program participants went out and purchased gifts to give to less fortunate children, than themselves. CVI partnered with companies such as UPS and the Salvation Army to get supplies and gifts during the holiday season. The program is host to many children with albinism and without, with a primary similarity… visually impairment. Parents can fins a reward in socializing young children with albinism in a structured activity program that allows them learn and grow.
Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI) www.cviga.org
|739 West Peachtree St NW Atlanta, GA 30308
Begins Babies Volunteer Day