Talented Student Losing Vision Communicates Through His Art…

Teen Winfield holds up artwork he created

Winfield recently came to the Conklin Center because his eyesight had diminished so significantly he had to quit his job. He is learning non-visual techniques to help him perform daily activities, to travel in the community, and to manage his household. His goals are to get back in the workforce and be able to live on his own. And work on his art. During the initial evaluation with Vocational Instructor, Karen Brandenburg, he talked about his passion for art. When Karen, who is also an artist, saw his work, knew she wanted to help this talented young man get his art displayed. She contacted Barbara Wolfson, Executive Director of Very Special Arts Volusia, who was also impressed. Read the rest of the story here in an article that appeared in the September 3 issue of the Daytona News-Journal.

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