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atlantaWelcome Reception Location & Entertainment

The Welcome Reception for the 2017 KLAS Users' Conference will be hosted by Keystone Systems on the rooftop and in the lobby of the Tools for Life / AMAC Building the evening of Tuesday, March 21. All attendeees are invited to join us. Please indiciate if you plan to attend on your conference registration. The reception will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres and entertainment provided by jazz trio Quietfire and speaker Anisio Correia, Vice President for Programs, Center for the Visually Impaired. 

Anisio Correia Biography

Anisio Correia has a rich and extensive experience in the field of vision rehabilitation spanning a period of 40 years.  A teacher at heart, Mr. Correia began his contributions to the field of vision rehabilitation as a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, providing both center-based and itinerant instruction to blind and visually impaired adults.  Since then, Mr. Correia has held numerous senior and executive management positions for small and large nonprofit organizations in New York City, Philadelphia, Portland (Maine) and Atlanta.  Throughout his long career, Mr. Correia has dedicated himself to increasing the scope and quality of services for people who are blind and visually impaired both in the United States and Overseas and changing public attitudes about vision loss.  Blind himself since childhood, Mr. Correia is a user of many of the skills, techniques and assistive technologies which make up the various programs and services he directs.  Currently, Mr. Correia is the Vice President for Programs at the Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI) in Atlanta. In this capacity, Mr. Correia is responsible for (1) supervising CVI program services in children’s programs (BEGIN, STARS), Client Services, Low Vision Services, and Adult Rehabilitation Services; (2) managing and increasing funding relationships with United Way, state and federal grants and contracts and identifying new funding sources; (3) seeking new opportunities to serve clients and the community and advocate  for the needs of blind and visually impaired children and adults.

A trilingual speaker in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, Anisio has worked and studied worldwide.  He completed a bachelor’s degree in Germanic Philology from the University of Lisbon in Portugal, a master’s degree in Education and Rehabilitation Teaching from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and has completed graduate coursework toward a degree in Public Administration from Baruch College of the City University of New York. Anisio and his wife Agnes have one daughter, Julia, currently a junior at Boston University.