BEST, Blind Early Services TN, is a nonprofit organization co-founded by two moms of young boys who are blind. BEST provides family support, early intervention and advocacy services for families and providers of children who are blind or low vision. In each episode we will interview parents, providers and those with lived experiences in the blind/low vision community. We want to educate, empower, encourage and equip you with all the tools you need to ensure the BEST start for your child!
Episode 2: Heather Field "When you begin to expect that the child can do it, then they begin to expect they can do it as well."
Heather Field is a Special Education Teacher, Parent Coach/Advocate and owns a tutoring center in Franklin, TN. She grew up on a farm in Australia as one of 8 children and has been blind since the age of 2. In this episode, Heather shares her lived experience and tips for both parents and teachers working with young children who are blind or visually disabled.
Episode 1: Welcome to the BEST Together Podcast!
In this inaugural episode of the BEST Together Podcast, Alison and Stacy tell their own stories, share how they met and what united them to become two moms on a mission! They talk about why they created their nonprofit, Blind Early Services TN (BEST), and what they hope this podcast to be for other families and providers working to give young children with blindness or low vision their BEST start. Join us no matter where you are in your journey or where you are in the world. We are here to lift you up and propel you forward!
A Quick Hello From the BEST Together Podcast!
Meet Alison Clougherty and Stacy Cornwall, the co-hosts of the BEST Together Podcast!
As parents of young boys who are blind, Alison and Stacy experienced first hand the importance of specialized services and support in the early years of raising a child with a vision disability. The goal of this podcast is to bring inspiring stories, informational resources and uplifting support to parents, caregivers and providers of children who are blind or low vision.
In this short intro, we share what to expect from our new podcast series. We're excited to have you with us!