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One of our members, Sachin, and a student holding up a sign that says, "Yo heart METAS".

Vision

Our vision is to empower the blind in Mexico with innovative skill-based, mentor-centered, positive programing that empowers self-determination and growth. 

Mission Statement: METAS is an organization that aims to spread training on blindness skills in Mexico though a lens of structured discovery and cultural sensitivity. We provide the expertise to teachers and professionals working with blind adults and children so that local professionals can continue to foster a positive atmosphere. We use research based practices in working with the blind and professionals in the field.

METAS is a non profit organization working in Mexico to build a community of inclusion around blind and low vision students. Currently 60% of blind and low vision students in Mexico do not have access to any type of education. We hope to close that gap by working with educators and giving them the tools necessary to provide high quality instruction. With your help we can reach our goals of education for the blind in Mexico. 

Objectives:

  1. Increase independence through the instruction of cane travel and independent living skills
  2. Foster self-determination by helping students be better advocates
  3. Provide educators with best practices in working with blind students using a train the trainers model
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Conference: Cambiando Vidas GDL

#CambiandoVidasGDL 

Register HERE

Conference: Changing Lives Guadalajara Mexico Hotel information will be available at the end of November  26 - 28 July 2019

This conference is aimed at blind and low vision individuals, parents and relatives of blind children, and professionals. With hope to create a community of resources for blind people in Mexico and Latin America

This conference will be free. The conference is organized by METAS for blind people and for the benefit of the community in Mexico.

We will have workshops on the following topics. 

* How blind people can be organized to claim their rights

* Workshops for parents of blind children

* Orientation and Mobility (how to use a cane)

* Skills of daily life * Activities for blind children

*Technology * How to take care of the home independently

* Workshops for teachers

* Workshops for professionals

*Early education 

 

Accessibility for all: All participants are asked not to use perfumes, colognes or other products with fragrances, in deference to people with sensitivity to odors

The entire event will be accessible for people in wheelchairs

We will have sign language interpreters and CART for those who request in your registration to the conference

The food will be provided Registration is free 

If you wish to contact us, please send an email electronic to metas.international@gmail.com  Opportunities to sponsor If you would like to have a table in our showroom, please Fill out the form in the following link. You can also use this link if you want to make a donation or sponsor the event! HERE

This conference is sponsored by San Francisco Lighthouse and the Holman Award