GDABVI’s in-home vision rehab services for adults and its summer programs for youth were featured in a recent edition of “Street Beat,” a CBS 62-CW 50 television program in Southeast Michigan. Victor Arbulu (Managing Director) and Mary Beth Kullen (Outreach Coordinator) discussed several types of eye problems that can lead to vision impairment or blindness. “There are four primary causes of [vision loss]: diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma. The largest cause in this area [Southeast Michigan] is diabetic retinopathy due to the large increase of diabetes,” says Victor Arbulu. When asked about GDABVI’s youth programs Mary Beth Kullen added, “The kind of programs we provide are related to summer day camps: one for elementary and one for middle school. We teach the skills of everyday living which is how to be independent because even though they’re vision impaired they will be living in a sighted world their whole life.”
You can learn more about GDABVI’s no-cost services and programs by watching this six minute segment and sharing it with others, or calling us at (313) 272-3900. GDABVI’s segment is followed by three other fine organizations offering local services to people with disabilities.