Beaver County Association for the Blind

General Information

Beaver County Association for the Blind
616 Fourth Street
Beaver Falls Pennsylvania 1 15010
(724) 843 1111
bcab@bcblind.org
http://www.bcblind.org

Brief Description

Beaver County Association for the Blind is a private nonprofit organization providing support and rehabilitation services to blind and visually impaired children and adults.

Staff

Theresa Lukes, Administrative Director, tlukes@bcblind.org, 724 843 1111

Services Offered

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille instruction.

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Offers eye safety programs in schools.

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Assistive tech services provided through the Keystone Blind Association.

  • Counseling
    • Offers counseling to newly blind persons, to parents, or clients.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in life skills, personal management, and offers housing assistance.

  • Health Services
    • Offers blindness prevention program, remedial eye care, screenings, school eye safety programs, low income eyeglass program.

  • In-Home Services
    • Offers chore services.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information on all visual problems, eye safety, prevention of blindness. Refers to programs for seniors.

  • Reading Services
    • Offers reading services.

  • Recreation Services
    • Offers social activities, crafts, field trips.

  • Services for Seniors

  • Support Groups
    • Facilitates a support group for people with low vision.

  • Transportation Services
    • Offers transportation services.

  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Instruction is provided in the skills necessary to enable a visually impaired person to travel independently and safely in a residential area and throughout the community. A variety of long canes & tips, support canes and other mobility devices are available for demonstration.