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Lighthouse of Collier - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Lighthouse of Collier
2685 Horseshoe Drive South, Suite 211
Naples, FL 34104
(239) 430-3934 (Local)
(239) 430-9213 (Fax)
info@lighthouseofcollier.org
http://lighthouseofcollier.org/

Brief Description

Incorporated in 2009, the mission of the Lighthouse of Collier is to promote the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of programs and services that foster independence and enhance the quality of life for the blind, visually impaired, and their caregivers.

Geographic area served: Collier County, Florida

Staff

Niki Dondero, Assistive Technology Instructor
Robin Goldstone Garcia, Executive Director
Rick Hart, AT Instructor, Counseling, (239) 430-3934, rick@lighthouseofcollier.org
Rich Mancini, Case Manager, Adult Program Director, (239) 430-3934, rich@lighthouseofcollier.org
Bill Mercer, Operations Director, info@lighthouseofcollier.org
Wendy Olson, TVI, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Jenny Poteet, Transition, O&M, Early Intervention Specialist, (239) 430-3934, jenny@lighthouseofcollier.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers training in the use of assistive technology from large print displays and braille, to accessing Email and Internet with talking PCs.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers training in skills to live independently and safely at home, including tactile medication labeling, cooking, money identification, grooming, how to use check/signature guides, talking watches, using a phone, safety tips and much more.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Transition program offers training skills in daily living, self advocacy, communication, assistive technology, job seeking, orientation and mobility and more.

Services for Children

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides training skills in daily living, self advocacy, communication, assistive technology, job seeking, orientation and mobility and more.
  • Summer/Day Camps and After-school Programs
    • Offers a children's summer program camp. Activitis include day trips, picnics in the park, large print cards/ board games, and meeting/ making new friends. Learn about and play with: magnifiers, CCTV’s, talking computers and State of the Art computer equipment.
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