Kylie, Specialist, Intervention

How long have you worked in Deafblind Services?

"3 years."

Why did you get into the field?

"I was encouraged by a family member who was an intervenor to look into the field. The different communication methods really intrigued me so I decided to give it a shot! I completed the George Brown College Intervenor program and loved it! Now I work as an Intervenor for the CNIB."

What do you enjoy most about being an intervenor/working in the field?

"I love having the opportunity to meet new people and take them out and watch them experience things that they normally wouldn’t do without intervention. It's great watching clients branch out and try new things that they wouldn't have thought they could do before. Intervention provides clients with the opportunity to get out and participate in their community and interact with others. 

What would you like people to know about Deafblindness?

"Deafblindness doesn't always mean that an individual has no hearing and no vision. There are individuals like that, but Deafblindness has a wide spectrum. Some people have a little bit of vision, or are hard of hearing and any combination in-between. Every individual with Deafblindness is unique and with the support of an intervenor they are able to do anything that anyone else cn do."

Why is deafblind awareness important to you?

"Deafblind awareness is important to me because it is so unheard of. When people ask me what I do they are surprised to know that there are people in their own community who are Deafblind. It's important for the public to know of the service we provide and to not be afraid to introduce themselves to individuals and their intervenors if they see them out in the community."

Back to list of profiles