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Penrickton Center for Blind Children - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Penrickton Center for Blind Children
26530 Eureka Road
Taylor, MI 48180
(734) 946-7500 (Local)
(734) 946-6707 (Fax)
mail@penrickton.com
http://Penrickton.com

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Weekdays.
Clients served on average per year: 35
Number of staff: 50
Geographic area served: Southeastern Michigan. Consultation/referral program for all of Michigan plus northern Ohio, northern Indiana, and Ontario.

Staff

Patricia Obrzut, Assistant Director
Kurt Sebaly, Executive Director, kurt@penrickton.com

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Assessment
    • Penrickton Center offers a consultation program for children who are legally blind with at least one additional special need.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • The children at Penrickton Center have a touch screen computer that is adapted with various switches to activate the progams.
  • Counseling
    • Provides social evaluations and offers informal family counseling and referral to community services.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Children at Penrickton Center work on daily living skills every day they attend the program. Provides occupational therapy, music therapy, dance and movement therapy, developmental programming. Offers a 5-day residential program.
  • Health
    • Penrickton Center has two full-time nurses and two part-time medical assistance to give the children their medication, assess daily health, monitor seizure activity, and attend doctor appointments with the families.
  • Information and Referral
    • Offers consultation/referral program for blind, multidisabled children, ages 1-12. Serves all of Michigan, northern Ohio, northern Indiana, and Ontario. Also has a social worker to help gather information and referral resources.
  • Preschool Programs
    • Operates day care center for children ages 1-6 who are legally blind and have at least one additional handicap.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers activities such as arts and crafts, music therapy, and field trips.
  • Support for Parents
    • Provides social evaluations and offers informal family counseling and referral to community services.

Services for Professionals

  • Professional Training
    • Penrickton Center for Blind Children has been authorized by Dr. Lilli Nielsen to provide training in the concept of "Active Learning."
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