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General Information

Instituto Loaiza Cordero para Niños Ciegos
Fernandez Juncos 1312
Santurce, PR 00910
(787) 722-2498 (Local)
(787) 723-9610 (Fax)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-3:00 PM (school and rehabilitation service), 24 hour residential service.
Staff description: 91 full time, uses volunteers. Includes ophthalmologist, optometrist, speech pathologist, occupational therapist.


Carlos Sicard, Director

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Assessment
    • Assessments administered by staff that includes occupational therapist, speech pathologist, ophthalmologist, and optometrist.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers computer training to its students.
  • Counseling
    • Offers individual, family/parent, couple counseling; social evaluations; placement in school; referral to community services. Contracts and refers and provides consultation to other agencies for other counseling/social work services.
  • Education Services
    • Offers preschool through grade 9 program and programs for adult continuing education, general academic, vocational/skill development.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides pre-vocational evaluations. Refers for other employment-oriented services.
  • Health
    • Provides treatment of eye conditions, follow-up evaluations of eye treatment or prescription, general medical services, physical therapy. Refers and provides consultation to other agencies for health services.
  • Preschool Programs
    • Provides health-related services and education for preschool-age children.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers after-school programs, arts and crafts, hobby groups, swimming, track, basketball. Refers and provides consultation to other agencies for other recreational services.

Services for Professionals

  • Professional Training
    • Offers internship/fieldwork placement in special education, orientation and mobility and regular in-service training programs, open to enrollment from other agencies.
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