Volunteer Spotlight: Delta Gamma Alumnae Chapter of Kansas City

Volunteer Spotlight: Delta Gamma Alumnae Chapter of Kansas City

As part of the ongoing Volunteer Spotlight series, we checked in with Beth Kelloff & Kristin Wing of the Delta Gamma Alumnae Chapter of Kansas City on why they choose to donate their time and energy to Alphapointe.  Since 1921, Delta Gamma Alumnae Chapter of Kansas City has served our neighbors with many and varied…

Thousands of Students Later, Fettgather Prepares to Retire

Thousands of Students Later, Fettgather Prepares to Retire

How long have you had the same email address? A year? A few years? Maybe even close to a decade? No matter how long, you’re behind Alphapointe Adaptive Technology Instructor Jim Fettgather. And, it’s probably not even close. Fettgather started working at Alphapointe in 1995. Shortly thereafter, he received an email address. Nearly 30 years…

Alphapointe's Cameron Black Makes History with First Pitch

Alphapointe's Cameron Black Makes History with First Pitch

Two years ago, Cameron Black decided that he wanted to learn how to throw a baseball. Most would assume that a person who is blind wouldn’t be able to throw a baseball. Those people were proven wrong. On Friday, Aug. 27, Cameron because the first person who is blind to throw out the first pitch…

Mission Moment: From Sudden Vision Loss to College Freshman

Mission Moment: From Sudden Vision Loss to College Freshman

What if your entire world changed in a matter of a few days? Everything you knew how to do would need to be done differently. Now, imagine if you were in high school when it happened. Willie Solano can relate because that’s exactly how his life unfolded. As a sophomore at Shawnee Mission (Kan.) West…

Alphapointe Secures Patent for Ground-Breaking Splint

Alphapointe Secures Patent for Ground-Breaking Splint

Alphapointe received notice from the United States Patent and Trademark Office that the application for a patent on the RISE Splint has been formally approved. The patent approval is the latest in a series of developments for Alphapointe’s Tactical/Medical Division, which now has eight patents/patent-pending statuses for devices designed to improve the well-being and safety…

Kansas City Area Students Named Braille Challenge National Champion & 3rd Place Finisher

Kansas City Area Students Named Braille Challenge National Champion & 3rd Place Finisher

Kansas City area student Brooke Petro was named a 2021 Braille Challenge National Champion for the sixth time, while Emrie Wisner finished in third place. Students learned of the results by watching a live online awards ceremony on Friday, July 30. Petro, a resident of Leawood, Kan., became a national champion for the sixth time…