Dr. John Gerancher: Helping Parents of Children with Visual Impairment

Author, educator, and physician John Charles “JC” Gerancher has been a longtime supporter of charitable efforts to help individuals who are impacted by visual impairments and blindness, such as Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind and the North Carolina Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NC-APVI).

A non-profit organization affiliated with the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments, NC-APVI has focused on reaching out to families with children who have visual impairments in order to provide support and access to useful resources within North Carolina and across the country. With the help of supporters like John Gerancher, NC-APVI has a variety of methods for reaching out to its members and other families in the community.

NC-APVI utilizes numerous methods for communicating with its members and the public, including a newsletter and access to a quarterly journal, Awareness. Members also enjoy such benefits as national and local conferences, networks for parents with children with rare eye conditions, and the opportunity to work alongside fellow parents and professionals in advocating for greater recognition of visual impairment and blindness. The organization also offers numerous events, from social gatherings like the annual Pumpkins & Prizes Party to seminars on the use of iPads for students with visual impairments.

To learn more about the organization or to find out how you can help, visit www.nc-apvi.org.