Carol Chiodo Fleischman is a freelance writer from Niagara Falls, New York. She has published more than seventy articles in books, magazines, and newspapers, including Highlights for Children, the New York Times Syndicate, Guideposts, Toronto Globe and Mail, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. She has been a member of the Association for Professional Women Writers for twenty years.
Since 1992, Fleischman has used a guide dog for mobility, and her articles frequently focus on life as a visually impaired person, especially the joys and challenges of working with a guide dog. She was given the Article of the Year award by the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners in 1998, and she spoke at the 2007 International Association of Assistance Dog Partners Conference in Baltimore.
An active speaker at schools, libraries, and organizations, Fleischman gives presentations to both children’s and adult groups on living with a disability. She volunteers with GuildCare to lead a story hour for seniors with failing sight. . Fleischman lives in Niagara Falls with her husband and her guide dog.