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Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired
700 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-8111 (Local)
(847) 446-9916 (Fax)
(800) 323-4238 (Toll-Free)
(847) 441-8111 (TDD/TTY)
info@hadley.edu
http://www.hadley.edu

Brief Description

Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired is the largest worldwide distance educator of blind and visually impaired people, their families and blindness service professionals. Founded in 1920 by William Hadley and Dr. E.V.L. Brown, Hadley offers classes free of charge to its blind and visually impaired students and their families and affordable tuition classes to blindness professionals. It offers more than 90 tuition-free distance education courses to blind or visually impaired individuals, their families and professionals working in the blindness field. The four study areas include Adult Continuing Education, High School, Family Education, and Professional Education. Today, the school serves more than 10,000 students annually in all 50 states and 100 countries.

Hadley relies on contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations to fund its programs. The Hadley School is accredited by Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council since 1958 and the North Central Association on Accreditation and School Improvement since 1978.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 10,000
Number of staff: 74
Staff description: Hadley has 74 staff members, 43 based in Winnetka, IL and 31 faculty members who work from home around the United States.
Geographic area served: All 50 states and over 100 countries.
Publications: Student newsletter 2x per year, donor newsletter 2x per year, major donor newsletter 3x per year, catalogs, brochures, flyers, annual report.

Staff

Douglas Anzlovar, Vice President, Education and Training, doug@hadley.edu
Joan Jaeger, Chief Marketing Officer, (847) 784-2751, Joan@Hadley.edu
Andre Lukatsky, Chief Technology Officer, (847) 784-2713, andre@hadley.edu
Vivian Seki, Director of Materials Production, Vivian@hadley.edu
Dawn Turco, Senior Vice President, (847) 784-2829, dawn@hadley.edu
Julie Tye, President, (847) 784-2760, julietye@hadley.edu
Brooke Voss, Chief Philanthropy Officer, (847) 784-2774, Brooke@Hadley.edu
Karen Woodfork, Director of Student Services, karen@hadley.edu

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Provides materials in alternate formats.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Hadley provides a variety of adult continuing education courses for seniors who are adjusting to vision loss including Independent Living, Going Places, Using Raised Markers, Personal Safety, Self-Esteem and Adjusting with Blindness and more.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Offers a course in independent travel.

Services for Children

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • The Hadley School offers a number of courses that teach braille reading and writing to blind individuals, family members, and blindness professionals. As with all of Hadley's courses, these are offered through distance education.
    • Offers braille and reading instruction.
  • Distance Education
    • Hadley is a worldwide distance educator of blind and visually impaired people, their families and blindness service professionals. Hadley offers classes free of charge to its blind and visually impaired students and their families and affordable tuition classes to blindness professionals. Also offers an accredited high school program to U.S.-based students.
  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Offers courses of interest to parents of blind children and family members of blind adults. See course list under Family Education Programs.
      Fee: Free.
  • Support for Parents
    • The Family Education Program (FE) offers courses of interest to parents of blind children and family members of blind adults. Topics include child development, independent living and braille instruction.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • testOffers courses in orientation and mobility.

      Eligibility requirements: Course availability and eligibility requirements vary by program. Visit www.hadley.edu for details.

      Fee: Tuition-free courses for blind individuals and family members.

Services for Professionals

  • Personnel Preparation
    • Offers a Professional Studies Program.
  • Professional Training
    • Offers a Professional Studies Program for professionals and paraprofessionals in the blindness field.

Announcements

Two New UEB Braille Courses

Ongoing Events/Programs

Adult Continuing Education Program
High School Program
Raising Responsible Children
Using Raised Markers
Introduction to Braille
Contracted Braille
Basic Nemeth Code
Abacus 1
Abacus 2
The Human Eye
Guide Dogs
Independent Living
Access Technology: Beginnings
Self-Esteem and Adjusting with Blindness
Self-Help Groups: An Introduction
Self-Help Groups: Advanced Topics
Diabetes: Toward Self Management
Macular Degeneration
Glaucoma
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