The Center was the first agency in the nation dedicated to providing vocational and daily living skills training to adults who are blind and have one or more additional disabilities.
- 70% is the national unemployment rate for working age adults who are blind.
- Program is designed for each student based on their unique abilities and needs.
- Students live in a dorm-style room while completing their training program which can take six months to as long as two years, or more.
- At least 85% of graduates become employed, live in homes of their own choosing or continue their education.
- Our Early Intervention program serves infants, toddlers and children who are blind or severely visually impaired and their parents in the most natural environment – their home.
- 80% of early knowledge is learned through the sense of sight.
- The Center provides educational materials to parents and loans equipment and toys to continue working on skills between sessions.
- The immediate goal is to prepare visually impaired children to enter the public school system; the long term goal is to learn to be as independent as possible.