Advocacy and Information

Dog Guide Schools

Training and Education - Local and National

Resources and Materials

Social and Recreation 

Associations of/for Professionals

 

ADVOCACY AND INFORMATION

·         AMD Alliance

·         American Council of the Blind

·         American Foundation for the Blind

·         Assisted Living Directory

·         Association for Retinopathy of Prematurity and Related Diseases

·         A Place for Mom--Florida Senior Assistive Living information

·         Blind Veterans Association

·         Disability Rights Florida

·         Family Connect – for parents of children with visual impairments

·         Florida Council of the Blind

·         Foundation Fighting Blindness

·         Macular Degeneration Foundation

·         MD Support – offering information and support for people with Macular Degeneration

·         National Association of Blind Veterans

·         National Federation of the Blind

·         Prevent Blindness America

·         Senior Advisor--Find Senior Living Near You

·         Social Security Disability Help for visually impaired persons

·         Teach More, Love More

·         WeConnectNow--Bi-lingual English / Spanish website creating a “virtual community” for college students with disabilities

 

DOG GUIDE SCHOOLS AND INFORMATION

·         Commonly Asked Questions About Service Animals in Places of Business - U.S. Department of Justice

·         Guide Dogs for the Blind

·         Guiding Eyes for the Blind

·         Leader Dogs for the Blind

·         Southeastern Guide Dogs

·         The Seeing Eye

 

TRAINING AND EDUCATION -- LOCAL AND NATIONAL

·         Center for the Visually Impaired / Daytona Beach: (800) 227-1284

·         Conklin Center for the Blind / Daytona Beach: (386) 258-3441

·         Florida Center for the Blind / Ocala: (352) 873-4700

·         Florida Division of Blind Services

·         Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

·         Hadley School for the Blind

·         Independence for the Blind / Pensacola: (850) 477-2663

·         Lighthouse Central Florida / Orlando: (407) 898-2483

·         Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches / West Palm Beach: (561) 586-5600

·         Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind / Port Riche: (866) 962-5254

·         Lighthouse of Broward County / Ft. Lauderdale: (954) 463-4217

·         Lighthouse of Collier / Naples: (239) 430-3934

·         Lighthouse of Manasota / Sarasota: (941) 359-1404

·         Lighthouse of Pinellas / Largo: (727) 544-4433

·         Lighthouse of Southwest Florida / North Fort Myers: (239) 997-7797

·         Lighthouse of the Big Bend / Tallahassee: (850) 942-3658

·         Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired / Miami: (305) 856-2288

·         New Vision for Independence / Leesburg: (352) 435-5040

·         The Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBS) / Daytona: (800) 741-3826

·         Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind / Tampa: (813) 251-2407

·         United States Association of Blind Athletes

·         Vision Education and Rehabilitation Center / Jacksonville: (904) 633-8307

 

RESOURCES AND MATERIALS

·         2-1-1 Florida

·         AFB’s Senior Site

•    Affordable College Online's Resource Guide to Higher Educations for Students with Visual Impairments

·         All Play -- Resources for Toys

·         American Printing House for the Blind

·         Brain Trauma and Equal Opportunity: What You Need to Know

·         Disability and Health | Healthypeople.gov

·         Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

·         Employment Resources: The National Organization on Disability

·         Fire Safety and Disabilities Guide

·         Florida Disabled Outdoors Association

·         Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

·         Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired (FIMC-VI)

·         Florida Talking Book Library

·         Guide to Disability Rights Laws | Disability.gov 

·         Guide to Housing | Disability.gov

·         Guide to Keeping Your Home for the Newly Disabled

·         LearningAlly (Formerly RFB&D)

·         Medicare & Social Security: Benefits for Disabled Individuals

·         National Industries for the Blind

·         Seedlings Braille Books

·         Social Security

·         Social Security and Disability Resource Center Website

·         Social Security Benefits for People with Disabilities

·         State-by-State Help for Family Caregivers

·         VisionAWARE

·         Voting Absentee in Florida

·         WLRN Radio Reading Service

 

SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL

·         ImUneek

·         Miami Lighthouse Social Group and Health Activities

·         Shake-A-Leg Miami

·         Ski for Light

·         The Learning Center for Visually Impaired Seniors

 

ASSOCIATIONS FOR/OF PROFESSIONALS SERVING BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED

·         Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP)

·         Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AERBVI)

·         Florida Association for Education And Rehabilitation of the Blind

·         Listing of University Programs in Visual Impairments - TSBVI

·         National Accreditation Council

·         Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

·         VisionServe Alliance

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