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Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
2453 Grand Canal Blvd.
Suite 5
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 466-3836 (Local)
(209) 466-5692 (Fax)

Brief Description

CCBVI provides rehabilitation and recreational programs to those who are either visually impaired or blind who reside within San Joaquin County, California.

Hours of operation: Mon. — Fri. 8:30 AM — 5:00 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 150
Number of staff: 11
Staff description: We currently have 11 staff members We also use volunteers, and are always loking for new ones.
Geographic area served: San Joaquin County, California
Publications: Quarterly e-newsletter. To sign-up, please visit:


Jolene Asia, Transportation Operator and Coordinator, (209) 466-3836,
Joni Bauer, O&M Specialist & Independant Liveing Skills Instructor, (209) 466-3836 214,
Sarah Bennett, Accounting Manager, (209) 466-3836 207,
Betty Bracie, Arts & Crafts / Ceramics Instructor, (209) 466-3836 212,
Hy Cohen, Computer & Assistive Technology Instructor, (209) 466-3836 209,
Michelle Galvan, Executive Director, (209) 466-3836 215,
Elsie Hirata, Case Manager & Volunteer Coordinator, (209) 466-3836 201,
Matthew Morgan, Computer & Assistive Technology Instruc tor, (209) 466-3836 204,
Laurie Pattingale, Daily Living Skills & Braille Instructor / Teacher of the Visualy Impaired, (209) 466-3836 211,
Ron Valverde, Transportation Operator, (209) 466-3836
Janet Whitehouse, Activites Coordinator, (209) 466-3836 210,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assistive Products
    • Distributes magnifiers and assistive devices.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • We provide training in a wide-range of various software programs, operating systems, screen access software, optical character recognition (OCR) software, mainstream office and internet programs, as well as a Varity of assistive devices, such as: Victor Reader Stream, CCTVs, iPhones/iPads and Android-based Phone/Tablets, and more.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in daily living skills, braille, orientation and mobility
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides training in job-seeking skills.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information and referral and case management services.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers socialization, arts and crafts, ceramics, bowling, and field-trip to various local events and shopping.
  • Support Groups
    • This peer support group provides useful and practical information that assists with the emotional adjustment to vision loss. Participants obtain information about local community resources and other services for people who are blind or visually impaired. Designed to increase self-esteem, Adjustment to Vision Loss offers participants the opportunity to discuss feelings and reactions to vision loss; peer support aids the adjustment process.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides training in orientation and mobility.

Services for Children

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers instruction in braille grades I and II.
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