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Pennsylvania Resource List

NFB of Pennsylvania

Lynn Heitz, President
1500 Walnut Street, Suite 200
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Cell: 215-208-7582
Home: 215-547-8073
Email: lynnelaine2@verizon.net
Website: http://www.nfbp.org/

NFB Parents of Blind Children

Emily Angelcyk, President
Pennsylvania Parents of Blind Children
Phone: 724-863-3706
Email: skewbdobdo@verizon.net

Other State Resources

Library Services:

Eastern:
Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Free Library of Philadelphia
1500 Spring Garden Street, Suite 230
Philadelphia, PA 19130-4067
Librarian: Keri E. Wilkins
Library Code: PA1A
Telephone: 215-683-3213
Toll free (In state): 800-222-1754
Fax: 215-683-3211
Email: flpblind@freelibrary.org or wilkinsk@freelibrary.org
Website: www.freelibrary.org/lbph

Western:
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Leonard C. Staisey Building
4724 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-1389
Librarian: Mark Lee
Library Code: PA2A
Telephone: 412-687-2440
Toll free (In state): 800-242-0586
Fax: 412-687-2442
Email: lbph@carnegielibrary.org
Website: http://www.carnegielibrary.org/lbph

Rehabilitation Services:

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services
1521 North 6th Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17102
Phone: 717-787-3201
Toll Free: 800-622-2842

Children's Services:

Pennsylvania Department of Education
Bureau of Special Education
Patricia Hozella, Director
333 Market Street, 7th Floor
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17126
Special Education ConsultLine (In state) 800-879-2301
Phone: 717-783-6913
Website: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/special_education/7465

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
Email: info@blindinc.org
Website: http://www.blindinc.org/

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
Email: jdeden@cocenter.org
Website: http://www.cocenter.org/

Louisiana Center for the Blind

Pam Allen, Director
101 South Trenton Street
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
Phone: 318-251-2891
Toll Free: 800-234-4166
Email: pallen@louisianacenter.org
Website: www.louisianacenter.org

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 jtblibrary@nfb.org.