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Programs for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Programs for the Blind and Visually Impaired2024-02-09T13:01:50-07:00

Programs Offered by FBC

FBC’s programs for the blind and visually impaired help people of all ages with a vision loss diagnosis. Our Early Intervention program provides parents of a blind infant the counseling and training necessary to raise a blind child. A little later, the child can join FBC’s SHARP program, where they will engage in adaptive sports and recreational activities to develop hobbies, skills, friends, and confidence. Older students can participate in the Teen-to-Work, College Prep, SOAR, and Trailblazers programs to gain the skills and experience necessary to go to college, go to work, and live independently.

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Vision Loss as an Adult

Adults who lose their vision later in life can join our comprehensive Adults Programs, where they will learn how to adapt and continue living independently. The program trains students in things needed for daily living, such as cooking, cleaning, and orientation and mobility. It also helps them develop the skills needed to retain or gain a job, including how to read braille, use assistive technology, and adapt a job to their needs.

Two people walking across the street with the help of a white cane

Vision Loss as an Adult

Our resources for the blind do not stop when clients reach adulthood. Adults who lose their vision later in life can join our comprehensive Adults Programs, where they will learn how to adapt and continue living independently. The program trains students in things needed for daily living, such as cooking, cleaning, and orientation and mobility. It also helps them develop the skills needed to retain or gain a job, including how to read braille, use assistive technology, and adapt a job to their needs.

Follow the links below to learn more about all of our resources for the blind and visually impaired.

Programs for the Blind and Visually Impaired of All Ages

  • Low Vision Clinic—Specialized optometry clinic focused on helping patients maximize their useable vision.
  • Infant and Toddler (Early Intervention)—For blind and visually impaired infants and their parents.
  • SHARP—Sports and recreation for kids aged 6-18.
  • Teen-to-Work—Summer program focused on independent living and career training for high school students.
  • College Prep—Summer program preparing students for the transition to living independently and going to college.
  • SOAR—Nine month program guiding young adults through the process of getting their first job and preparing for a future career.
  • Adults Programs program—Training adults in the skills needed to live independently and to have continued success in their career.
  • New Horizons Senior Program – For seniors and retirees.

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