Future Reflections                                                   Special Issue: Low Vision and Blindness 2005

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Rehabilitation Training Programs for the Blind

The following agencies have programs for blind children and youth. The first three are operated by the National Federation of the Blind and the last two are state funded programs. These programs are recommended by the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children.

Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions (BLIND, Inc.)
Shawn Mayo, Director
100 East 22nd Street, South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404-2514
(800) 597-9558; (612) 872-0100;
fax: (612) 872-9358

Colorado Center for the Blind
Julie Deden, Director
2233 West Shepperd Avenue
Littleton, Colorado 80120-2038
(800) 401-4632; (303) 778-1130
fax: (303) 778-1598

Louisiana Center for the Blind
Pam Allen, Director
101 South Trenton
Ruston, Louisiana 71270-4431
(800) 234-4166; (318) 251-2891
fax: (318) 251-0109

WINGS: Summer Youth Transition Program
Blind Industries and Services of Maryland (BISM)
Loretta White, Director of Youth Programs
3345 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21227-1602
(410) 737-2600,
email: [email protected]

Iowa Department for the Blind
Allen Harris, Director
524 4th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-2364
Toll-free number in Iowa only: (800) 362-2587
(515) 281-1263
fax: (515) 281-1333

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