Blind youth face many of the same problems as their sighted peers – substance abuse, teen pregnancy, adapting to physical changes, fitting in with other kids – and they are blind. VISIONS provides a wealth of opportunities to help teens make the transition to college and employment careers.
After School and Summer Program for New York City High School Youth with Legal Blindness or Vision Loss
The program includes paid employment, academic support and supervised activities located at VISIONS at Selis Manor 135 W. 23rd Street, NY, NY. Activities include paid work experience in a snack bar, adapted computer center and bowling, dance, drama, photography, poetry, etc. Must be able to travel independently or use Access-a-ride.
For More Information Contact: Melissa Phipps (646) 486-4444 x 12 or firstname.lastname@example.org
After School and summer paid work experience training for legally blind high school students, graduates and college youth funded by the New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped in worksites throughout New York City.
Pre-vocational training for legally blind youth age 14 and older. Overnight residential training is offered at VISIONS Center on Blindness (VCB) during February, April and a June session funded by the NYS Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped.
For More Information Contact: Gia Venturo-Chrisman (646) 486-4444 x 24 or email@example.com
Family Services at VISIONS Center on Blindness (VCB) during selected weekends from October through June and during four summer sessions. Blind or visually impaired children of all ages including those with multiple disabilities attend VCB with their siblings and parents/guardians. For children who are legally blind, funding is provided by the New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped.
For More Information Contact Carmen Thorne (212) 625-1616 x 107 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Children's vision rehabilitation services at home or in the community funded by the NYS Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped for legally blind children. Funded by private grants for children with low vision who also have other disabilities. Service in all five boroughs may include vision rehabilitation therapy, orientation and mobility, occupational therapy and adapted equipment.
For More Information Contact Bill Hixson (212) 625-1616 x 145 or email@example.com