New Hampshire Association For The Blind

Rating: 4.9 stars   10 reviews


Location: Mcgreal Sight Center 25 Walker St 25 Walker St Concord NH 03301 USA

Mission: Our mission is "to advance the independence of persons who are blind and visually impaired". The New Hampshire Association for the Blind is the only provider of specialized professional vision rehabilitation services serving all ages statewide. The majority of clients are age 60 and older. In addition to the direct services The Association provides information and referral, and has a public education program featuring speakers'' bureau, mailings, school and service club presentations etc. to meet the goal of helping people understand that help is available when vision is lost or diminished. Prevention of blindness programs are also stressed. Our vision is to be able to help all who need specialized vision rehabilitation services regardless of ability to pay.
Programs: The Association's core services include: Individual, family and group counseling to help clients adjust to vision loss; Low Vision Services including clinical evaluation, prescription of aids and appliances, and training in their use; Rehabilitation Teaching to help people learn daily living skills necessary for living with diminished sight; Orientation and Mobility Training to teach safe travel skills in the home, community, workplace and other environments; Assistive Technology, and Braille Services including computer training, Braille Teaching, and demonstration of assistive technology; Educational Services providing Teachers of the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility Specialists who work with school age children in the school and community setting; Volunteer Services; Group Services including  classes such as healthy cooking, diabetes management, crafts, computer training, and Peer Support Counseling groups.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Most nonprofits serving persons with disabilities talk of helping clients to live fuller livers. The New Hampshire Association for the Blind is one of the few that succeeds. The Association does this through tireless outreach and a one-on-one approach that matches a person’s needs with practical solutions. In my case, a low-vision exam yielded useful reading aids, its local office found volunteers to provide transportation, and through the NHAB, I learned about other resources and got to try daily living aids. NHAB provides home visits, seeks my feedback on their services, and always makes me feel that everything they do stems from my needs, rather than any dispassionate process or policy.

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The way I view and manage my disability.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Add divisions or committees in more areas of the state and facilitate interaction between them.

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Very Well

How did you find this group?

I learned of it through a vocational rehabilitation counselor.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

The sharing of my skills to help others who are blind or visually impaired.

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