Learning Ally - National Achievement Awards: Aleisa Myles

Aleisa Myles

Media, PA

Winner of Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Awards (SAA) for Students who are Blind/Visually Impaired

Aleisa Myles

Aleisa is a graduate student at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. She has been visually impaired with Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis since birth. As she works to complete her Doctorate, she is dedicated to studying and writing about the perspective of children and young people, and is providing therapy for disadvantaged populations in her pre-doctoral internship. “My limitations have taught me to be persistent and flexible,” she says. “I experience a sense of awe and deep gratitude for the role that Learning Ally plays in my life, my studies, and my ability to serve others. Having tens of thousands of audiobooks accessible to me is an adventure playground for my mind.”

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