Good Works Wednesday: September 22, 2021

Good Works Wednesday

A newsletter celebrating ASB progress, programs and people

At Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, we work every day to help individuals build skills and gain access to the information, experiences and resources they need to live the lives they wish to lead. We are an agency for anyone, anywhere on the vision loss continuum and offer education, training, community-based enrichment opportunities and referrals to help them achieve their individual goals.

FRIDAY: ASB’s Speaker Series

ASB welcomes professionals to speak with participants about topics such as health and welfare, insurance and finances, legal assistance and much more!

This week, participants can join us on Friday, September 24 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. for a session on Liberty Resources, Center for Independent Living in Philadelphia. Learn more about the Center, which advocates for and works with people with disabilities to ensure their civil rights and equal access to all aspects of life in the community.

If any of the participants you work with are interested in signing up for this session, please contact our Director of Participant Engagement and Outreach, Lexi Jones, at or at 267-551-0561.

OCTOBER 30: Attend the Philadelphia Ballet

On October 30, the Philadelphia Ballet is offering an opportunity to enjoy live arts again with a program of contemporary works by Choreographer Juliano Nunes, Artistic Director Angel Corella and the Philadelphia Ballet’s Choreographer in Residence, Matthew Neenan. Click the link to learn about Nunes’ work “Connection.” Corella and Neenan’s new work will be premiering along with “Connection” on October 30 at Performance Garage.

If any of the participants you work with are interested in attending, they can contact Beth Deering at

New Participant Orientation Group 

Tom Barbella and Lynn Heitz are leading a new group designed for individuals who have recently completed an ASB Intake Appointment. The group will discuss personal safety, alternative techniques for accomplishing tasks and home management skills. Staff will provide participants with an overview of ASB’s services and discuss commonly accessed community resources. 

This group aims to provide new participants with an opportunity to ask questions, get to know other new participants and ASB staff, and feel welcomed into the organization. This will increase their knowledge of the services available and help reduce any hesitancy around participating in programs. 

To sign up for this new group, participants can contact ASB’s Director of Participant Engagement and Outreach, Lexi Jones, at or by calling 267-551-0561.