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Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches
1710 Tiffany Drive East
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 586-5600 (Local)
(561) 845-8022 (Fax)
http://www.lighthousepalmbeaches.org

Brief Description

Founded in 1946, The Lighthouse is a private, nonprofit agency providing direct education and rehabilitation services to people who are blind or visually impaired in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee counties.

The Lighthouse also provides services to family members and caregivers of those who are blind, and consultation and education to businesses, agencies, institutions and organizations in the community who employ or interact with persons who are blind or visually impaired.

Instructional services include Job Readiness, Independent Living Skills, Orientation & Mobility, Technology Instruction, Community Education, and Summer Camp.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Geographic area served: Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties.

Staff

Mary Allen, Director of Vision Services, (561) 586-5600 3503, mallen@lighthousepalmbeaches.org
Kathy Spencer, Vice President Human Services
Marvin Tanck, CEO

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • For rehabilitation, comprehensive assessment provided in the home and/or at center. For Low Vision, comprehensive evaluation and follow-up are conducted at center.
  • Assistive Products
    • Adaptive devices and appliances for sale on site.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Public education including speaking engagements, health fairs, exhibits and tours.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Computer instruction including the use of adaptive technology for the blind and visually impaired.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in personal management, home management and communication.
  • Information and Referral
    • Information about services, as well as linkage to other community resources.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes low vision devices. Appointments required.
  • Recreation Services
    • Focus Group meets once a month for socialization, education and activities.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Provides training in personal management, home management, communication, orientation and mobility and computers, low vision services, grant programs, assistive products, social opportunities, information and referral.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

Services for Children

  • Summer/Day Camps and After-school Programs
    • Offers a summer camp for participants who are blind or visually impaired.

Services for Professionals

  • Professional Training
    • Public education including speaking engagements, health fairs, exhibits and tours.
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