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.  

Blind Phoenix Woman Inspiring Others

From AZ Family, March 2022   PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Kaiya Armstrong lost her sight unexpectedly when she was 14 years old. Doctors still don’t know why. Now, the 21-year-old has an inspirational message to others as she takes to the skies. Though Kaiya is legally blind, she will fly across the country in just a few […]

Blind 21-Year-Old to Pilot a Plane to Washington, D.C.

Foundation for Blind Children selects a pilot out of 25 candidates to participate in Flight for Sight.   PHOENIX – “I’ve missed out on so many things since I was 14”, says 21-year-old Kaiya Armstrong. Kaiya is legally blind and recently graduated from Foundation for Blind Children’s Adult Services program. Before attending FBC, she had […]

FBC Partners with Viewfinder to Expand Healthcare Access

Dr. Carlos Grandela joins the Virginia G Piper Charitable Trust Low Vision Optometry Clinic at Foundation for Blind Children in partnership with ViewFinder Low Vision Resource Center   ViewFinder Low Vision Resource Center offers a comprehensive selection of prescriptive and pre-made magnification products and helpful daily living aids to assist people with visual impairments. The […]

Hawaiʻi Inmates Transcribe Braille

Hawaiʻi student-inmates at CoreCivic’s Saguaro Correctional Center are transcribing braille for school children who are impacted by blindness or visual impairment through a course offered by the Foundation for Blind Children.   From the Maui Now, March 2022     FBC is an organization that serves individuals of many ages who are blind or visually […]

Visually-impaired pilots get chance to fly from Phoenix to Washington, D.C.

ABC 15 shares the Foundation for Blind Children’s Flight for Sight   From the ABC 15, February 2022     PHOENIX — Jorge Castro, Kaiya Armstrong, and Adam Frackiewicz all have three important things in common. Each have a yearning for adventure, massive ambition, and live their lives visually impaired. “Pushing my own boundaries, it […]

Something Good: Snow day for blind kids in Phoenix

AZ Family Shares the Foundation for Blind Children’s Annual Snow Day   From the AZ Family powered by 3TV & CBS5AZ, January 2022   PHOENIX – There was a unique weather phenomenon at the Foundation for Blind Children in Phoenix Thursday morning. Snow! Monica Garcia was there as the kids enjoyed a snow day.