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Camp Abilities Empowers Children With Visual Impairments

new_cabvi_logoCentral Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI), master distributor for the Center’s Greening The Cleaning® products, held their Camp Abilities event at Camp Nazareth in the Adirondack Mountains last month.   The six day, five night camp for children and teens who are blind or visually impaired, was designed to provide one-on-one instruction to each camper combining sport and recreational activities with technology and life skills development.  
Each camper was paired with their own counselor, making it possible for them to experience life in the wilderness while learning new skills.  Activities included tandem biking, beep baseball, beep kickball, adapted board games,Camp_abilities internet exploration and exercises using global positioning systems. Campers also participated in seminars on money management, self-image, clothing identification and organization and meal preparation.  From cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner for the entire camp to kayaking on the lake, each child developed new skills and friendships they will keep with them for years to come.
Too often, children who are blind are convinced that they are not normal and cannot do things that other children can do.  With programs like CABVI’s Camp Abilities, children and teens discover what they CAN do.  
All Greening The Cleaning® commercial products are distributed nationwide by CABVI.  Simply choosing to purchase GTC products for your school, business or healthcare facility helps employ people who are blind or visually impaired.  CABVI provides comprehensive vision rehabilitation programs annually to more than 1,000 people who are blind or visually impaired in an eight county area of upstate New York.   Their mission is to assist people who are blind or visually impaired to achieve their highest levels of independence by teaching independent living skills, orientation and mobility, lessons with assistive technology applications and employment training programs.  
All of us at the Center are thankful that Greening The Cleaning® can be part of this exceptional and life-changing experience for children. We are grateful to all of our customers for supporting Greening The Cleaning® products and CABVI.   
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nadine_head_shotNadine D’Ambrosio is responsible for business development at The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®.  Nadine is a graduate of Montclair State University, where she received her BS degree in Business Administration.  She brings 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, strategic partnerships and new product launches.  Nadine resides in New Jersey and is passionate about living a healthy, active life. 
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