Maryland Resource List

NFB of Maryland

Sharon Maneki, President
9013 Nelson Way
Columbia, Maryland 21045-5148
NFB of MD: 410-645-0632
Home: 410-715-9596
Web site:

NFB Seniors Initiative

National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
Outreach Department
200 East Wells Street
at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Phone: 410-659-9314, ext. 2297
Fax: 410-659-5129
Web site:

NFB Parents of Blind Children

Melissa Riccobono, President
Maryland Parents of Blind Children
Home: 410-235-3073
Web site:

Other State Resources

Library Services:

Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
415 Park Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-3603
Phone: 410-230-2424
Toll Free: 800-964-9209
Web site:

Rehabilitation Services:

Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Rehabilitation Services
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-1696
Phone: 410-554-9385
Toll Free: 888-200-7117

Blind Industries and Services of Maryland (BISM)
3345 Washington Blvd
Baltimore, Maryland 21227
Phone: 410-737-2600
Toll Free: 888-322-4567
Fax: 410-737-2667

Children's Services:

Maryland Department of Education
Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services
Lisa Sparr, Executive Associate
200 West Baltimore Street, 9th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: 410-767-0249
Fax: 410-333-8165
Web site:

NFB Training Centers

BLIND, Incorporated (Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions, Incorporated)
Dan Wenzel, Executive Director
100 East 22nd Street South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Phone: 612-872-0100
Toll Free: 800-597-9558
Fax: 612-872-9358

Colorado Center for the Blind
Julie Deden, Director
2233 West Shepperd Avenue
Littleton, Colorado 80120
Phone: 303-778-1130
Toll Free: 800-401-4632
Fax: 303-778-1598

Louisiana Center for the Blind
Pam Allen, Director
101 South Trenton Street
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
Phone: 318-251-2891
Toll Free: 800-234-4166

For more information about blindness, please contact the Jacobus tenBroek Library of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute at 410-659-9314 or send an email to