Meet Patsy, a 27 year old young lady from Texas who is deaf-blind. Patsy and her family have been members of NFADB since 2003, when they attended the NFADB conference in Tampa, Florida. She says she joined NFADB because she wants to be part of an organization that is making an impact at the national level.
Patsy has been a pioneer in her pursuit of a free and appropriate education. At age 3, she was fortunate to have a paraprofessional acting as an intervener when she began school in 1991. She continued to work with a paraprofessional providing intervener services throughout her school years. Her educational program became an intervener model for the state of Texas. After graduation, Patsy attended the Helen Keller National Center in Sands Point, NY. She has presented on assistive technology at her local elementary school and has taught sign language courses to physical and occupational therapists at Baylor Scott and White Hospital.
Patsy enjoys good music, dancing, horseback riding, kayaking, swimming, and spending time with loved ones. She is especially happy to be an aunt to her niece, Savvy. She continues to be an inspiration to her family and all those that have the good fortunate to get to know her.
Patsy is deafblind as a result of Ciliopathy (PKD). For more information, visit www.ciliopathyalliance.org/.
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