KNX Hero Helps Visually Impaired During COVID-19 With Virtual Classrooms, Coaching Sessions

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By KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

Distance learning can be hard for a lot of students, and parents, during the pandemic. But it can be even harder for kids who are blind. 

Our KNX Hero of the Week is helping those students not only get through their classes, but to succeed. 

19 year-old Lucie Courtois is a senior at Corona Del Mar High School. She's planning on graduating in June, and going to college. 

"It's like hands-on placement. They tell the parents where to put their hands, they'll give them activities to do," explains Angie.

Online instructors also help with things like speech therapy and mobility. 

Lucie's mom, Carol Trapani, says there's been an interesting development with the quick change in format - it has accelerated her daughter's independence. 

"I am proud of the work we've done, to provide services in this environment," says Angie. "Being able just to make a little bit of difference with the 250 families that we work with, is awesome! And it's in my back yard! It's my own community, it's families here in Orange County, and I think it's something the who leadership team and our entire staff feels good about." 

Helping students who are blind continue to succeed during the pandemic. Angie Rowe is our KNX Hero of the Week! 

KNX Heroes is presented by California Resources Corporation, saluting our military veterans and all of our heroes! 

For more information about Blind Children's Learning Center go to https://www.blindkids.org/ 

You can also nominate a KNX Hero of the Week at  https://knx1070.radio.com/nominate

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