Success Stories: JJ Flores


JJ spinning on a merry-go-round.

At JJ’s last school, being blind meant being different. JJ was removed from class with his peers to learn braille by himself. He was escorted through school by a sighted guide. Even his assignments were different. JJ stood out from other students. All he wanted was to fit in.


Then, Mom found the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB). A school with kids just like JJ.

In 2018, JJ transferred to FSDB.


Mom immediately saw an improvement. She shares,


“Before, JJ didn’t want to read braille. But after his first week at FSDB, he came home and read a full sentence to me. I sobbed. I knew I’d made the right decision.”