[NFBOH-Cleveland] On Behalf of Wilbert Turner
smturner.234 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 11:08:52 UTC 2018
What is the lTouch?
1Touch Project is the first comprehensive selfdefense
program designed specifically for
people who are blind/VI and those people
legally viewed as vulnerable members of
society. The program teaches hands-on selfdefense
techniques for dealing with assaults,
aggressive behavior, and bullying . 1Touch
focuses on real life situations with practical
applications. 1Touch explores participants'
hidden assumptions regarding their own
disability by investigating their personal
perceptions of their blindness, as well as the
insecurities built upon that perception.
Benefits of the 1T ouch?
Participants will gain the below benefits from
• Willingness to Travel Independently
• Increased Independence
• Adjustment to Vision Loss
• Communication Skills
• Enthusiasm I Self-Worth
• Spatial Orientation
• Tactile Sensitivity
• Social Interaction
Presentations : 1Touch presentations
are informative in nature and include oral
presentations , poster sessions, and
informational booths at conferences and
Workshops: 1Touch hands-on workshops
can range from 1.5 hours to an entire day.
These workshops create the environment of
open discussion , question and answer time,
and a chance to experience the effectiveness
of the techniques firsthand.
Coaching Certification Course: 1Touch
provides a 3-day intensive "train the trainers"
course in order to reach the end users in their
communities. The coaching course enables
others to teach the 1Touch syllabus in their
communities . A final exam must be
successfully completed to earn a certification
to maintain the standard of the program.
If you are interested in one of the workshops
listed above; for further information and
pricing contact one of the following
Jenica Cole: (951)795-8928
- \ Testimonials
"I recently had the privilege and joy of
participating in a 1Touch coaching
certification course. Twelve Lighthouse
staff and community members took part
in a three day training which just blew
my mind ...At the conclusion of the three
day seminar, we all walked away more
confident, alert and ready to give back to
the blindness community in the most
meaningful and best way possible ... as
certified 1Touch coaches. If you are
considering taking a workshop to feel
more safe and confident out in the world ,
or if you are considering becoming a
coach, don't hesitate! Just do it. This is
one of the best things you can possibly
do for yourself and for your community.
(Lisamaria Martinez -Director of
Community Service - San Francisco
"The1TouchTM is a methodical and
instructive way to teach individuals with
visual impairments self-defense skills.
Through 1TouchTM, they gain safety
skills and confidence."
--(Lauren J. Lieberman, Ph .D.)
" As a Certified Orientation and Mobility
Specialist [I believe] this course provides
a hands-on experience that enables
learners to take back their power! I've
already recommended the 3-day
certification course to blind rehab
instructors and Veterans. Hopefully, the
VA will sponsor training at other
facilities!"- (Ella Hart VA National
- ' Who Can Participate?
The self-defense systems are fully accessible
to all and are designed for practicality. There
are no age restrictions or physical strength
requirements, and no prior experience in
martial arts is necessary to participate. The
class curriculum is adapted to the
appropriate audiences. Everyone is welcome
to participate , including people who are
Blind and Blind
cole3119 at twc.com
1Touch Project is a 501(c)(3) organization
that provides ongoing self-development and
rehabilitation courses through adapted selfdefense
training specifically for people who
are blind/visually impaired and members of
society requiring physically adaptive
. ACVREP Approved
cole3119 at twc.com
Cleveland 1 Touch
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