Federation of the Blind (NFB)
Organization of blind people, families, and friends working toward opportunity and equality for the blind. Information, videos, materials, networking opportunities, training. Scholarship program. Publishes Braille Monitor. Houses the International Braille and Technology Center and the National Research and Training Institute for the Blind. Parents Division (NOPBC); state chapters.
LEAD program for blind/VI teens, braille and cane mentoring programs, scholarship program. Sounding Board newsletter, monthly chapter meetings, annual Convention.
Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC)
National organization of parents, teachers, and friends of blind children working to create a climate of opportunity for blind children at home, in school, and in the community. Helps parents gain understanding of blindness through contact with blind adults. Publishes Future Reflections. Provides seminars, information, resources, training. Division of NFB; state chapters.
of Blind Children-NJ (POBC-NJ)
Information, referrals, support, training, technical assistance, and advocacy for parents and teachers of blind/VI children. In Touch newsletter, annual Parents Seminar, meetings, social and educational events.
Children's Resource Center
Informative website featuring information about blindness, education and development, independent movement and travel, toys, play, and leisure time activities, the In Touch newsletter, and more.
for Parents and Teachers of Blind Kids
Informative website featuring information about blindness, technology, toys, and much more.
Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
Books, pamphlets, and information on blindness in areas of education, literacy, technology, employment, and aging. Publishes Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness.
Information, resources, and materials to help parents teach and nurture their blind, visually impaired, and multiply disabled children. Publishes the VIP Newsletter.
School for the Blind
Home study courses for parents of blind children.
Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NJCBVI)
Early intervention, education, and transition services; special equipment and materials; statewide services to deaf-blind and multiply-disabled children; special programs, summer camp, vocational rehabilitation services.
Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
Information, rare disease data bank, organizations data bank.
Clearinghouse and directory of support and self-help groups, including online groups.
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