School for Special Needs Facing Staff Shortages

Foundation for Blind Children Trains Teachers of the Visually Impaired From Ed Newsfeed   (PHOENIX) Traditional schools are not the only ones facing difficulties in staffing these days, those schools that serve special needs students are as well. It’s especially crucial for visually impaired children to have enough in-person support so one school is now […]

Students Graduate from FBC

Students with visual impairments graduate from Foundation for Blind Children in Phoenix From Fox 10 Phoenix, May 2022  PHOENIX – The graduation ceremony, which happened on May 19, featured preschoolers. The foundation teaches these students skills that can help the students, as they head to kindergarten. FOX 10’s Bailey Miller reports.  

Jesse Roan Awarded May Star of the Month

“She is absolutely amazing” Foundation for Blind Children paraeducator turned Inventory Manager, Jesse Roan, wins Star of the Month award for the month of May. Jesse joined FBC as a paraeducator. She currently manages FBC’s Media Center’s vast inventory of braille, large print, equipment and more. Her days are filled with ordering supplies to produce […]

Summer SHARP Programs Return

SHARP builds confidence, independence and friendships for kids with visual impairments SHARP programs return for the summer at Foundation for Blind Children. SHARP is designed for kids and teens with visual impairments to develop social skills, independence and confidence. Equally as important, the program connects visually impaired kids with peers just like them through fun […]

Jocelyn Alvarez Medina Awarded April Star of the Month

“Jocelyn is one of the kindest humans I have ever met!” Jocelyn Alvarez Medina, a paraeducator at Foundation for Blind Children, receives FBC’s April Star of the Month award. Jocelyn’s daily tasks as a paraeducator on FBC’s Central campus include working with preschool students during the week. She looks forward to lunchtime most. “It’s nice […]

Foundation for Blind Children Hosts 4th Annual Pillar Awards

The awards recognize stand out staff members during the 2021-2022 school year Foundation for Blind Children hosts 4th Annual Pillar Awards on May 5, 2022. The awards recognize stand out staff members who exemplified FBC’s core values: professionalism, student progress, leadership and development, professional growth and family engagement. These core values separate FBC from other […]

Claire Fineberg Receives March Star of the Month

The Teacher of the Visually Impaired was nominated by her peers, “She goes above and beyond” By: Cara Martinez Foundation for Blind Children Itinerant Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Claire Fineberg, receives March 2022 Star of the Month award. “I was very surprised and not expecting it at all,” says Claire. “There are so many […]

Izan Steps Into His Big Future

The five year old walks for the first time with support from family and FBC staff By: Cara Martinez Foundation for Blind Children student, Izan, joined FBC’s Early Intervention program at three years old after being diagnosed with a Cortical Visual Impairment. He’s now five years old conquering major goals, including taking his first steps, […]

Cameron Smith Receives February Star of the Month

Cameron holds two young students hands as the walk towards the campus at FBC's central campus

The paraeducator was nominated by her peers, “Cammie is always so prepared and beyond enthusiastic to help out anyone anytime.”   By: Cara Martinez   Foundation for Blind Children paraeducator, Cameron Smith, receives February, 2022 Star of the Month award. “I definitely wasn’t expecting it,” says Cameron. “I guess the first thought that went through […]