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Balance for Blind Adults - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Balance for Blind Adults
4920 Dundas Street West
Suite 302
Toronto, ON M9A 1B7
(416) 236-1796 24 (Local)
(416) 236-4280 (Fax)
info@balancefba.org
http://balancefba.org/about/about_balance.html

Brief Description

Hours of operation: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM.
Clients served on average per year: approximately 60
Number of staff: 9 full time staff
Staff description: 2 O&M instructors, 1 DLS instructor, 1 access technology instructor, 2 community access instructors, 1 programme coordinator, 1 secretary reader, 1 executive director.
Geographic area served: Metropolitan Toronto.

Staff

Sue Archibald, Executive Director
Doug Pourier, Program Coordinator

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Provides training in the use of assistive technology.
  • Counseling
    • Provides support to participants to use community services.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in daily living skills, community access and awareness, orientation and mobility and access technology.
  • Information and Referral
    • Refers for educational courses, recreational activities, and employment.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.
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