Holly Bonner, MPA, MSW, CASAC
Image: Holly is sitting on her front stoop. She has a short reddish, blonde bob hairstyle that gently cascades over her dark sunglasses. She is dressed in a cabernet colored peasant top, with a colorful floral scarf tied around her neck. One of Holly's arms is wrapped around her guide dog, Frances, a yellow Labrador Retriever, who is sitting in harness beside her. Pictured behind them is a grassy field and scattered trees.
Contact Holly: holly at blindmotherhood.com
Holly Bonner is a disability advocate and the creator behind the website www.blindmotherhood.com. Ms. Bonner earned her Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) degree in Human Services from Audrey Cohen College. She attained her Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Metropolitan College of New York. Holly also holds a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree from the prestigious Columbia University School of Social Work. She is a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) in the State of New York as well as an Internationally Certified Alcohol Substance Abuse Counselor (ICADC). Holly is a Human Services Board Certified Practitioner (HSBCP) and a nationally certified trainer in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP).
Holly has over 15 years experience working with at-risk youth in a variety of clinical and community settings. Her areas of expertise include anti-bullying education, addiction counseling, juvenile justice proceedings, domestic violence and veterans’ advocacy. Having become legally blind after battling breast cancer, Holly is volunteer Peer Counselor for the American Federation For the Blind (AFB). Holly is also an advocate in the blind community educating others on disability rights and low vision awareness. A mother of two little girls, she is a regularly featured writer for Vision Aware and Family Connect for the AFB and Perkins School for the Blind.
Holly is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, and reported features
Additional communication availability: Phone, text, videoconference
Languages: English (Fluent)