Blindness

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    Taxonomy Code: YF-9000.0100

    A condition in which affected individuals are totally blind and cannot see or are legally blind and have central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with maximal correction, or a peripheral field of vision that is so contracted that its widest diameter subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    ADAPTIVE LIVING PROGRAM (ALP)Provides a range of services to visually impaired seniors to help them independently care for themselves and their homes including individual assessments and evaluations, homemaker training, low vision services, mobility training and rehabilitation teaching. Case management provided. Serves residents of Nassau and Suffolk Counties.NassauADAPTIVE LIVING PROGRAM (ALP)HELEN KELLER SERVICES FOR THE BLIND
    AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLINDProvides the following services to the blind and visually-impaired and to organizations/individuals working with this audience information and referral, publications on blindness, data collection and information dissemination, and production of recorded materials for the blind through the Talking Books Program. Conducts a wide variety of programs to support independent living, literacy, employment and access to technology. Advocates for legislation and operates a web site which offers access to an on-line book store, Career Connect(employment planning tool), and Braille Bug(children's web channel for literacy).AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLINDAMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND
    AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND, INC.Promotes independence of blind and visually impaired persons by providing special media tools and materials needed for education and life. Free Reader's Digest and Newsweek available for use on talking machines.AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND, INC.AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND, INC.
    ASSOCIATION FOR MACULAR DISEASES, INC.Provides information and referrals to persons endeavoring to cope with age related Macular Degeneration. Maintains a Members hotline to update members on current information on research.ASSOCIATION FOR MACULAR DISEASES, INC.ASSOCIATION FOR MACULAR DISEASES, INC.
    BLINDLINE RProvides an information and referral call center staffed by visually impaired or blind volunteers on services and products for people who are visually impaired or blind throughout New York.BLINDLINE RVISIONS-SERVICES FOR THE BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED
    BRAILLINGProvides limited brailling of materials onto CDs or floppy disks for computer use. No full length booksNassauBRAILLINGNATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF NEW YORK STATE-GREATER LONG ISLAND CHAPTER
    BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAMServes eligible legally blind persons wishing to operate facilities (e.g. newstands, snack bars, cafeterias) in government buildings. Provides management skill training, initial stock/equipment. Offers continuing support services.NassauBUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAMNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES-COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY HANDICAPPED
    CAMP HELEN KELLEROffers a five week summer camp experience to children who are blind or visually impaired that includes recreation, socialization, orientation/mobility, career explorations, dance and arts and crafts. Campers can be from Nassau, Suffolk or Queens counties.NassauCAMP HELEN KELLERHELEN KELLER SERVICES FOR THE BLIND
    CREATIVE ADAPTATIONS FOR LEARNING, INC.Dedicated to creating, publishing and distributing tactile illustrations for readers who are blind or visually impaired. Creative Adaptations for Learning (CAL) produces books, flash cards, and other educational materials which use raised lines and textured shapes to help visually impaired people recognize shapes and objects the product is particularly useful for developing reading readiness (braille or print), orientation and mobility and communication skills. Young children, their parents, siblings, teachers and Occupational Therapists, any of whom may be blind or visually impaired, use these materials...as well as children who have dyslexia, autism, cerebral palsy or learning delays. Serves a national geographic area.NassauCREATIVE ADAPTATIONS FOR LEARNING, INC.CREATIVE ADAPTATIONS FOR LEARNING, INC.
    DAY HABILITATION PROGRAM: PROGRAM WITHOUT WALLSProvides daytime activities for individuals who are developmentally disabled. Individuals need not be visually impaired. Individuals each have a person-centered plan of activities designed to make them more independent in the community, including community volunteer experiences. Activities are done in the community.SuffolkDAY HABILITATION PROGRAMHELEN KELLER SERVICES FOR THE BLIND
    DAY HABILITATION PROGRAM-SITE BASEDProvides daytime activities for individuals who are developmentally disabled. Individuals need not be visually impaired. Individuals each have a person-centered plan of activities designed to make them more independent, and community volunteer experiences.NassauDAY HABILITATION PROGRAMHELEN KELLER SERVICES FOR THE BLIND
    GUIDE DOG SERVICESTrains and provides guide dogs to people who are blind or visually impaired. Each person must complete a 25 day in-residence training program at the Foundation. Each graduate receives a dog, its equipment, a comprehensive training program and after-care services without charge.SuffolkGUIDE DOG SERVICESGUIDE DOG FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND, INC.
    ITINERANT SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIREDServices are available to blind and partially sighted students in their home schools. The itinerant teacher carries out an ongoing program with local school staff so they can help a student develop those skills needed to function optimally in the regular school setting. These skills can include the use of optical and visual aids, tactile and auditory aids, braille reading and writing, listening and oral communication, orientation, mobility, travel, proficiency in the skills of daily living, counseling in social adjustment, independence, efficient use of resources and personal organization. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkITINERANT SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIREDWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
    LARGE PRINT AND BRAILLE BILLSProvides Braille summaries of PSEG bills, along with regular statement, to blind individuals. Contracts with Helen Keller National Center in Sands Point to convert bills to Braille. Also offers 55% larger print bill for the visually impaired. Call to request either accommodation.SuffolkLARGE PRINT AND BRAILLE BILLSPSEG LONG ISLAND
    LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONALDedicated to preserving vision and to providing crucially needed vision health care services to help people of all ages overcome the challenges of vision loss, through clinical services, education, research, and advocacy enabling people with low vision and blindness enjoy safe, independent and productive lives. Call or visit website for more information.LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONALLIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL
    LONG ISLAND COUNCIL OF THE BLINDProvides information and advisory services on all aspects of blindness, awards annual scholarships to outstanding blind post-secondary students in academic, professional and technical training programs, advocates on behalf of people who are blind or visually impaired, produces public service announcements promoting the independence, dignity and advancement of all people with impaired vision and provides legal advice and assistances on the rights, services and benefits available to blind people. Meetings usually held every third Saturday of each month except July, August and December at Ellsworth Allen Park, Community Room, 45 Motor Parkway, Farmingdale, from 12:30pm-4:30pm. From time to time there is a change in scheduling so call or visit website for additional information.NassauLONG ISLAND COUNCIL OF THE BLINDLONG ISLAND COUNCIL OF THE BLIND
    NASSAU-COMMUNITY REHABILITATION SERVICESProvides rehabilitation teaching to the blind and visually impaired including braille, keyboarding, travel training, independent living skills, and low-vision services. Also offers social casework and counseling servicesNassauNASSAU-COMMUNITY REHABILITATION SERVICESHELEN KELLER SERVICES FOR THE BLIND
    NEWSLINE FOR THE BLINDProvides newspapers, 4 Spanish-language newspapers, and magazines read on the telephone. Person receives a special phone number and security code, then may access New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Buffalo News, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today in New York, and other national papers. Call or visit website for more information.NEWSLINE FOR THE BLINDNATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF NEW YORK STATE-GREATER LONG ISLAND CHAPTER
    NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLINDProvides a school for legally blind and multiply disabled students. Offers day, five-day and seven-day ICF program options, OT, PT, speech, music and recreation therapies, O&M, APE, behavioral services and social work.NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLINDNEW YORK STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
    NORTH FORK SUPPORT GROUP FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLEThis support group for visually impaired residents of the North Fork meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Southold Recreation Center at 10:30am. Meetings feature speakers on various aspects of blindness, related health subjects, local politics, and other topics of interest to the group. Volunteer drivers transport members, many of whom are elderly and suffering with macular degeneration to meetings, field trips, grocery shopping and doctor appointments. Affiliated with the North Fork Parish Outreach (Parent Organization), Catholic Charities Services for the Blind, Helen Keller, and St. Patrick's Church in Southold. Call for information.SuffolkNORTH FORK SUPPORT GROUP FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLENORTH FORK SUPPORT GROUP FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE
    PARENTS OF VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILDREN SUPPORT GROUPOffers a monthly support group and socialization time for parents of visually impaired children.NassauPARENTS OF VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILDREN SUPPORT GROUPFRIEDBERG JCC
    PLACEMENT SERVICESProvides vocational evaluation and assessment of an individual's strengths, limitations and interests to determine appropriate career goals. Assists in mastering interviewing and job search techniques, establishing internships and potential job sites.NassauPLACEMENT SERVICESHELEN KELLER SERVICES FOR THE BLIND
    PROGRAMS FOR OLDER ADULTSOffers training in skills necessary to maintain independent living, including kitchen safety, management of household tasks, and travel in and near home. Addresses social concerns to assist participants to remain involved with family/friends.NassauPROGRAMS FOR OLDER ADULTSNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES-COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY HANDICAPPED
    SUFFOLK-COMMUNITY REHABILITATION SERVICESProvides rehabilitation teaching to the blind and visually impaired including braille, keyboarding, travel training, independent living skills, social casework and counseling services.SuffolkSUFFOLK-COMMUNITY REHABILITATION SERVICESHELEN KELLER SERVICES FOR THE BLIND
    THIRD EYE INSIGHT-FITNESS FOR THE BLINDProvides a fitness program offering martial arts/self-defense, yoga and meditation classes designed specifically for the blind and visually impaired.SuffolkTHIRD EYE INSIGHT-FITNESS FOR THE BLINDTHIRD EYE INSIGHT-FITNESS FOR THE BLIND
    VIPSOffers a support group for the blind and /or visually impaired for all races, religions, and creeds. Empowers the blind and/or visually impaired so that an individual who is visually impaired can enjoy fellowship and social functions without the usual prejudices that are sometimes associated with the blind community.SuffolkVIPSVISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS OF SUFFOLK INC.
    VISIONS AT SELIS MANORProvides employment and job placement services, recreational classes, adapted computer training courses, fitness and exercise classes, social work and benefits counselors as well as volunteer readers for adults who are legally blind or severely visually impaired. Call to register. Registration available in print, audiotape, or braille.VISIONS AT SELIS MANORVISIONS-SERVICES FOR THE BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED
    VISIONS CENTER ON AGINGServes older adults who are blind or visually impaired by offering a full array of customized service programs ranging for benefits assistance to health and wellness programs in a fully accessible facility. Also offers a hot dinner meal Monday-Friday.VISIONS CENTER ON BLINDNESSVISIONS-SERVICES FOR THE BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED
    VISIONS CENTER ON BLINDNESSProvides a year round overnight recreation, social service and rehabilitation program for blind and visually impaired teens (18+), adults, and senior citizens and families with one or more members of any age who are visually impaired. Offers educational programs, Employment and Technology Institute, Consumer Conference, sports, arts and entertainment. Call for an application.VISIONS CENTER ON BLINDNESSVISIONS-SERVICES FOR THE BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED
    VISIONS/HEBREW HOME V.I.P. SOCIAL ADULT DAY PROGRAMServes older adults who are blind or visually impaired by offering the opportunity for stimulation and companionship via adapted activities. Allows seniors to leave their homes and be socially and physically active while being monitored and supervised by a professional team.VISIONS/HEBREW HOME V.I.P. SOCIAL ADULT DAY PROGRAMVISIONS-SERVICES FOR THE BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED
    VISUAL IMPAIRMENT SERVICE TEAMProvides coordination of services for legally blind veterans and their families. Duties include providing and/or arranging for the provision of appropriate treatment modalities to enhance a blinded veteran's functioning level. Other duties include identifying new cases of blindness, providing professional counseling, resolving problems, arranging annual healthcare reviews and conducting education programs relating to blindness.SuffolkVISUAL IMPAIRMENT SERVICE TEAMNORTHPORT VA MEDICAL CENTER
    VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS OF SUFFOLK INC.Aids the blind community to self-advocate and to be a valued member of their community.SuffolkVISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS OF SUFFOLK INC.VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS OF SUFFOLK INC.
    VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICESAssists blind/visually handicapped persons ages 10 and older wishing to engage in a vocational program, to obtain a job, or keep a present job. Offers consultations with rehabilitation counselor to develop a plan of services that can include training and/or education. Assists with job placement upon completion of plan requirements.NassauVOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICESNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES-COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY HANDICAPPED

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