Burju Sari

Burju Sari is a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairment. She is a mother of 8 year old twin boys. Burju’s and her husband’s journey started when they found out one of the twins has periventricular leukomalacia.  When Burju met her son’s TVI in 2010, she knew she needed to do something for other families and their kids.  Her son who has the diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy and CVI has been an impetus for her achievements in supporting, educating and advocating for students, families and educators. Burju received Master’s in Education for Teaching Students with Visual Impairment at UMass Boston. She is currently employed with Perkins School for the Blind Community Programs as an Itinerant Teacher for Early Intervention. She works closely with Early Intervention families and service providers consulting them around how to support children with visual impairment. She gives trainings about CVI and low vision, both locally and in Europe, for families and professionals. She also has MBA graduate certificate from Salem State University.
 

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