As the author of the Mobility Series, Bovaird uses personal experiences, faith and practical tips in her presentation “Thriving With Vision and Hearing Loss” One of the important tools for coping with adversity is attitude and Bovaird uses plenty of humorous anecdotes to illustrate her points. Bovaird doesn’t just speak. She involves the participants so that it’s a two-way sharing. A few of the topics she will address: • Diagnosis—from denial to acceptance • Faith, optimism and a positive attitude • Humorous anecdotes of coping • Practical tips for maximizing remaining vision Whether you’re vision-impaired or hard of hearing or you’re interested in learning more about vision and hearing loss, Bovaird’s presentations will give you the insights and the tools to move forward and reach out to others.
Amy joined a group of blind professionals who volunteer their time to help others cope with blindness at VisionAware.org, an outreach website of the American Foundation for the Blind.
Ohio Valley University, Amy’s undergraduate institution, awarded her the Distinguished Medal of Literature for Mobility Matters.
Amy is an active member of several community groups, which include Pennwriters, West PA Authors, Toastmasters, the West County Lions Club, and the National Federation for the Blind.
Hobbies are running, hiking, attending cultural events (esp those that have food!) and I love animals!
I am currently writing the third and final book in the series, which will come out in 2019.
Amy’s memoirs include: Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith, Cane Confessions: The Lighter Side to Mobility and a memoir / devotional, Seeking Solace: Finding Joy After Loss.
Heavenly Light (Marriage and Miscarriage)
Traveling Light (Inspirational ‘Meetings’ in my travels)
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