News  Registration Open: Train the Trainer for Human Guide & Vision Loss Sensitivity

  • Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
  • Department of Developmental Services
Three photos of people walking with their white canes and the text: Train the Trainer for Human Guide & Vision Loss Sensitivity, Registration now open

Please consider becoming a trainer for Human Guide and Vision Loss Sensitivity (HGVLS). The next upcoming hybrid class is scheduled to begin on February 26, 2024.

The training consists of online weekly work through the month with one in-person session on March 27, 2024, in Westborough. 

Registration is required by February 21, 2024. Space is limited to ten attendees.

Successful completion of the HGVLS training will enable you to train your co-workers at the agency where you are employed, including new staff and/or refresher training for supervisors and colleagues. This Train the Trainer Project for HGVLS is virtual and free. Only an application is required. 

Additional dates and locations are available throughout the year. 

MCB/DDS Train the Trainer Project for Human Guide & Vision Loss Sensitivity

Questions? Contact: Lisa DiBonaventura, Statewide Director for Vision and Vision Loss Services, Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services, by email at or by phone at 508-384-5539. 

  • Massachusetts Commission for the Blind 

    MCB serves people in Massachusetts who are legally blind by providing access to employment opportunities and social rehabilitation with the goal of increasing independence and full community participation.
  • Department of Developmental Services  

    The Department of Developmental Services provides supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder to enhance opportunities to become fully engaged members of their community.
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