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Programs that help people who are blind or who have visual impairments develop the fundamental spatial concepts and skills that are necessary for maximum mobility and independent living. Instruction focuses on moving safely and purposefully in the school, home or community environment; and usually includes procedures for street crossings, travel in unfamiliar areas, utilization of public transportation, and appropriate use of aids such as sighted guides or canes. Training for persons who want to acquire the skills to be a sighted guide may also be provided.

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American Foundation for the BlindProvides programs and services designed to help improve the lives of people affected by vision loss. Provides resources and support directly to individuals with vision loss and their family, as well as to businesses, employers, and professionals who provide services to blind and visually impaired people. - Websites Click here to get connected to websites with helpful resources - Information on resource for independent living - Professional Development - Public Policy Center - Technology Evaluations American Foundation for the BlindAmerican Foundation for the Blind
Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - New OutlookClasses and training in a variety of adaptive skills and techniques for seniors and others who are vision impaired. Classes are offered one day per week for six classes. Students learn to accomplish daily tasks, like cooking, safely in their homes.AlleghenyRehabilitation ProgramsBlind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - Personal Adjustment to BlindnessComprehensive residential program that teaches students to manage their lives with vision loss. Instruction is provided in communication, techniques of daily living, household arts including safe cooking, orientation and mobility, exercise, sensory training, leisure activities, and more.AlleghenyRehabilitation ProgramsBlind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
Blindness Adjustment CounselingWe offer a wide array of opportunities for training and support to people of all ages and with diverse needs. Our services include, but are not limited to: Services for ChildrenServices for VeteransBraille Embossing Life skills training at agencies and in homes Orientation and mobility instruction (Cane travel) Home retrofitting for safe mobility Internet access and information technology instruction Safety and prevention education programs and seminars Vision screenings in schools, preschools, businesses, senior centers, nursing homes, hospitals, and other institutions Residential rehabilitation Vocational rehabilitation Employment training Children’s summer instructional programs Radio reading programs Preschool Agency industry employment opportunities Escorted transportation Social and recreational activities Braille instruction Low vision aids and clinics Low-cost prescription eye wear Financial management assistance Community service referrals Support groups Seminars and educational programs for individuals and families Braille EmbossingCumberland*Main Site (Pa Association for the Blind)PA Association for the Blind
Blind Relief Fund of Philadelphia - Services for the BlindServices include Financial Aid: - monthly/emergency food coupons - client loans - rent/security deposit assistance - utilities assistance Material Aid: - clothing - heaters/air conditioners - refrigerators and appliances - furniture assistance - home repair assistance Medical aid: - glasses - prescriptions - low vision aids - canes Services: - medical visits - food shopping - housing assistance - act as liaison w/utilities and landlords - assist with applications, forms and bills - referrals to other agencies Emotional Aid: - in-home visits - regular telephone contact - birthday and holiday cards - quarterly newsletter Social Aid: - Annual Boat Ride - Annual Christmas Party - camp sponsorshipsPhiladelphiaBlind Relief Fund of Philadelphia - Philadelphia; East FallsBlind Relief Fund of Philadelphia
Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Life Skills Education GroupGroups meet for support that promotes adjustment to vision loss through effective coping skills. Agenda includes instruction, discussion, informational lectures by guest speakers, art workshops, gardening, field trips and social activities. DelawareCenter for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Delaware; ChesterCenter for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Montgomery County Aging and Adult Services - Orientation & Mobility (O & M)A specialist provides training that enables a person who is visually impaired to learn to travel safely and independently. This training is key to regaining confidence, self-respect, and restored freedom. With O & M, a consumer can learn to travel safely as a person who is visually impaired, a fundamental component of independence. Instruction is specific to the goals of each individual. Sun lens evaluations and environmental assessments are made.MontgomeryMontgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Association for the Blind
Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Children's Summer Day CampA four-week day camp program for visually impaired children ages 7 to 19. MCAB’s goal is to give visually impaired children the same camping experiences as their sighted peers. Camp offers: orientation and mobility training, horseback riding, golf, bowling, archery, rock climbing, swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, games, and field trips. Children can schedule an evaluation of their computer skills and recommendations for additional training. Volunteer support is utilized. All transportation is provided. MontgomeryMontgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Association for the Blind
Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Computer Access TrainingOne-on-one instruction on the use of computers. Our technology department is equipped with the latest equipment and software necessary for teaching a person who is blind or visually impaired, including screen magnification, screen reading and text scanning software. Teaching includes: using adaptive software and equipment, the Internet and E-mail, and Microsoft Office. Computer knowledge is vital for developing employment skills and increased independence.MontgomeryMontgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Association for the Blind
National Federation of the Blind of PAProvides education about blindness, referral services assistance, scholarship information, publications and any aids, appliances or adaptive equipment needed. They provide advocacy services, counseling, guidance and support for the blind and their families.PhiladelphiaNational Federation of the Blind of PA - Philadelphia; Center CityNational Federation of the Blind of PA
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry - Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services - Orientation and Mobility Training Altoona District OfficeOrientation and Mobility instruction teaches individuals to travel independently around their homes, workplaces, and in their communities. After an evaluation of need is completed, a training plan is developed to meet the customer's specific needs. BlairPennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry - Bureau of Blindness and Visual ServicesPennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services - ErieAssists Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired gain the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities. Services include vocational rehabilitation, orientation and mobility instruction, and independent living skills instruction. The Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program (BEP) assists persons operate food service businesses in commercial, industrial or governmental locations. EriePennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services - PittsburghAssists Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired gain the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities. Services include vocational rehabilitation, orientation and mobility instruction, and independent living skills instruction. The Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program (BEP) assists persons operate food service businesses in commercial, industrial or governmental locations. AlleghenyPennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
VisionCorps LancasterSupports and promotes the interests of the blind and the prevention of blindness through a wide range of services, including: - Vocational Services provides skill training, placement, handicapped employment and competitive employment - Rehabilitation and Social Services teach vision impaired persons and their families techniques and use of adaptive equipment to promote independence - Glaucoma screenings, Kid Sight screenings -Referrals to local ophthalmologists for diagnosis and treatment, eye examinations and refractions for low income individuals without medical insurance - Assistance for the purchase of eyeglasses, ranging in cost from $35 and up, depending on prescription, for low-income individuals - Preschool Classroom Program - Recreation Services includes social club, holiday parties and trips, crochet and knitting classes - Retail shop for low vision aids - Braille Transcription - Sight Loss Support GroupsLancasterVisionCorps LancasterVisionCorps

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