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RP International - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

RP International
P.O. Box 900
CA 91365
(818) 992-0500 (Local)
(818) 992-3265 (Fax)
info@rpinternational.org
http://www.rpinternational.org/

Brief Description

RP International provides information, counseling, visual aids, and research funds for a range of degenerative retinal diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, and Usher's Syndrome.

Staff

Helen Harris, President

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Audiodescription
    • Distributes specially formatted audiodescribed films through select neighborhood theaters, as well as through libraries, charitable organizations, special screenings, and schools for the blind. Provides audio-oriented, "visually challenged" versions of media ranging from cards to books.
  • Counseling
    • Provides counseling and comfort to people with retinitis pigmentosa and their families.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides mobility training.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Offers facilities for demonstrating the latest in visual aids for the partially sighted.
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