Conklin Center for the Blind recently underwent an on-site peer review and achieved five-year re-accreditation from the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services (NAC).
“Conklin Center supports best practices and service standards that ensure consumers receive consistent, quality of services and programs,” NAC Executive Director Michael J. Walsh said.
The accreditation, valid through Dec. 31, 2021, was awarded for meeting national standards in the areas of: management, consumer involvement, industrial employment, rehabilitation counseling services, orientation and mobility, community integration services, rehabilitation therapy services, residential services, technology instruction and infant and preschool services.
“Accreditation is a significant milestone in Conklin Center for the Blind’s ongoing process of seeking to employ best practices and deliver services that focus on positive outcomes for our consumers of blind and low vision services,” Center Executive Director Robert Kelly said.
Conklin Center for the Blind first received NAC accreditation in 1982, just three years after opening its doors for service in 1979.