Tele-Support Presentations

The Tele-Support Presentations program provides information about topics related to parenting a child with vision loss. Topics are selected by parents who participate in the Tele-Support Program and include child development, education, advocacy, among others. Presentations are given by experts in the field of blindness and visual impairment.
Mon, October 19, 2020 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
An Inspirational Journey presented by Isaac Lidsky
This presentation is appropriate for anyone who is striving to overcome the challenges of vision loss in their lives.

In his talk, Isaac explains the powerful insight that inspired him to achieve his most ambitious dreams despite losing his sight to a blinding disease: it isn’t external circumstances, but how we perceive and respond to them, that governs our reality. For example, fear can give us tunnel vision—we fill the void of the unknown with our worst imaginings and cling to the familiar. But when we face new challenges, it’s most important for us to recognize the complexity and uncertainty of the situation, and to avoid falling prey to our emotions. Isaac’s story is not about sight or blindness, it is about vision. Our perspectives are limited by our past experiences, biases, and emotions. Lidsky explains how to confront paralyzing fears; challenge our assumptions and faulty leaps of logic; silence our inner critic; correct our misconceptions about luck, success and weakness; understand and harness our strength; embrace change and live with open hearts and minds. In sharing his hard-won insights, Lidsky shows us how we too can confront life’s trials, personally and professionally, with initiative, grace and an innovative spirit—and move forward with an empowering, new vision.

Isaac Lidsky is an American corporate speaker, entrepreneur, author.  Before losing his sight he played Weasel on NBC’s Saved by the Bell:  The New Class.  He graduated from Harvard Law School and was the first person with blindness to serve as law clerk on the Supreme Court.  He is the CEO of a construction services company and founded Hope for Vision, a non-profit that funds treatments and cures for blindness and visual impairments.