As I look toward the future, full of untold opportunities, it is appropriate to reflect on the impact that 2022 has had on this journey we call life. I am undoubtedly grateful for the past, but I look forward to the future for all it holds. We must acknowledge recent events since the past informs
About two and a half months ago, my father, Umberto "Al" Rizzi, died unexpectedly. My family and I are still reeling from the loss.
I am eternally grateful to all those known and unknown to me who helped me on my journey. Truth be told, they may not have even been aware that they helped me.
In my last blog, I shared thoughts about people with disabilities being portrayed in film by actors who represent that ability authentically.
When I was younger, I loved acting and performing in high school. Some of the roles I played were president of Almalou Records in “Bye Bye Birdie”, a degenerate gambler looking to play in the oldest established, permanent floating crap game in New York, in “Guys and Dolls”, and a knight of The Round Table in “Camelot”. I love theater, film, and all the other performing arts.
“Rhea is a shining example of what access to the right tools means for promoting Ability while creating infinite possibilities in life. Her personal story of trials and tribulations should be an inspiration to us all.” --Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed., Founder and CEO of My Blind Spot Sharing the colorful realm behind the physical darkness
By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. My disability happened very quickly. My illness was like a freight train out of control without any chance of stopping. I entered the hospital with sight and weighing about 190 lbs. A short two months later, I survived my illness but happened to have been left completely blind and a
Guest Blog Post by Eric Carter Spurio This life offers each an opportunity to paint their own portrait. Despite the definitions of culture --achievement and success are relative. So often, even the healthiest of folk are met with stress and strife toward an illusory purpose, thus creating a life of suffering, with moments of fleeting
By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. As we turn the final page on 2021 and open a new chapter on 2022, it’s my sincere hope that we all experience a new year full of inclusion and life-changing possibilities. While I am a pragmatic realist, planning for the best but preparing for the worst, I think this