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Causes: Blind & Visually Impaired Centers, Civil Rights, Disabilities, Disabled Persons Rights, Education, Human Services, Special Education

Mission: The lighthouse of the big bend's mission is to assist people with vision loss in their pursuit of independence.

Programs: Services to individuals who are blind or visually impaired and their families, including four programs: (a) early intervention/blind babies program for infants and young children birth through age six to facilitate the attainment of critical developmental milestones and increase opportunities for success in school, at home, and later in life; (b) transition programs for teens and young adults ages 14 until graduation from high school to teach vocational and independent living goals empowering them to become self-sufficient members of society; (c) vocational rehabilitation program for adults seeking to obtain, retain or regain competitive employment; and (d) independent living program for adults and seniors to remain independent in their homes, travel safely and independently in the community and improve their quality of life. Program services include information and referral, job readiness training, orientation and mobility training, access technology training including computers, smart phones, and tablets, personal/home management, adaptive kitchen skills, communication skills training (includes braille, keyboarding, writing skills), magnification, lighting, eccentric viewing, adjustment to blindness counseling, and self advocacy training.

life. Program services include information and referral, job readiness training, orientation and mobility training, access technology training including computers, smart phones, and tablets, personal/home management, adaptive kitchen skills, communication skills training (includes braille, keyboarding, writing skills), magnification, lighting, eccentric viewing, adjustment to blindness counseling, and self advocacy training.

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Rating: 5

Lighthouse of the Big Bend has received accreditation from the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services (NAC). NAC is the only accrediting body that solely focuses on standards and best practices for blind and low vision services with the consumer in mind. Lighthouse of the Big Bend has demonstrated that it meets or exceeds the standards set by NAC for delivery of blind and low vision services. The determination for accreditation is a rigorous process that involves self-examination by the organization, an on-site peer review to verify processes and procedures by a team of professionals serving in the field and a review of the findings by the NAC Accreditation Committee. NAC congratulates Lighthouse of the Big Bend on its accredited status.

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