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AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

AABR - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

15-08 College Point Boulevard
College Point, NY 11356
(718) 321-3800 (Local)
(718) 321-8688 (Fax)

Brief Description

The Association for the Advancement of Blind and Retarded, Inc. (AABR) is a parent-founded, non-profit, non-sectarian, city-wide organization.

Hours of operation: Residential: 24 hours. Schools: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
Geographic area served: New York City.
Publications: Newsletter.


Christopher Weldon, Executive Director,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Housing Services
    • Operates and maintains residential facilities for people with developmental disabilities throughout the state.

Services for Children

  • Education Services
    • The New York Child Learning Institute, a program of AABR, offers center-based and in-home individualized behavioral intervention for children with autism. Offers educational programs for students who are developmentally disabled, some of whom are visually impaired.

Ongoing Events/Programs

New York Child Learning Institute

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