Alphapointe Celebrates 20 Years at Innovative Life Skills Campus

Alphapointe Celebrates 20 Years at Innovative Life Skills Campus

“We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby” isn’t only one of the most famous songs from country music’s most decorated female singer, Loretta Lynn. The phrase aptly and succinctly describes the journey of Alphapointe. Today, Alphapointe marked the 20th anniversary of the organization’s completion of its Life Skills Campus at 75th St. and Prospect Ave. in…

Mission Moment: It's Never Too Late to Learn to Use Apps on a Phone

Mission Moment: It's Never Too Late to Learn to Use Apps on a Phone

Jo Anne Cash is a senior living with neurotrophic keratitis and severe glaucoma. Her vision is near blindness. After a low vision evaluation from an optometrist and an occupational therapist at Alphapointe who both specialize in vision rehabilitation, goals were established to prepare for in-home training provided by an occupational therapy assistant. Jo Anne’s main…

A Blind Theatre Stage Manager? Alphapointe Team Member Defies Misconceptions

A Blind Theatre Stage Manager? Alphapointe Team Member Defies Misconceptions

Dr. Jerome Kagan, one of the most influential psychologists in recorded history, established the concept that reaching a concrete conclusion is one of the most essential behavioral activities for humans because it affects virtually every element of a person’s psyche. Rebekah Grieb knows exactly what Dr. Kagan was talking about because she’s lived without a…

Alphapointe Featured in Kansas City Edition of New Monopoly Game

Alphapointe Featured in Kansas City Edition of New Monopoly Game

The next time you play Monopoly, you might pass by Alphapointe a few dozen times. Top Trumps USA recently launched a Kansas City edition of the classic board game with Alphapointe featured prominently as a “Community Chest” space on the game board. Other Kansas City icons featured in the game include GEHA Field at Arrowhead…

Internship at Alphapointe a Rewarding Experience

Internship at Alphapointe a Rewarding Experience

Every year, Alphapointe invites students in high school and college to participate in the Career Enhancement Internship Experience program. Madeline Abrams participated in the program in the summer of 2022 and we caught up with her to ask about her experience. Q&A with Madeline Tell us about you… I am from Overland Park, Kan. Outside…

Volunteer Spotlight: Jy Maze

Volunteer Spotlight: Jy Maze

As part of the ongoing Volunteer Spotlight series, we checked in with volunteer Jy Maze on why she chooses to donate her time and energy to Alphapointe. Jy’s father, who was blind, actually worked for Alphapointe for a number of years, which created a bond between Jy and the organization. Additionally, Jy joined Alphapointe’s Foundation…

Alphapointe Announces Addition of Birns to Board

Alphapointe Announces Addition of Birns to Board

Alphapointe is pleased to announce the addition of Ann-Marie Birns to the organization’s Board of Directors. Birns is an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley within the Institutional Securities Technology and leads the Research Technology team globally, which is comprised of more than 200 employees and consultants. She is currently responsible for the technology strategy and…