New Hampshire Association for the Blind

Rating: 4.9 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Health, Human Services

Location: McGreal Sight Center 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  

New Hampshire Association for the Blind 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. New Hampshire Association for the Blind 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 New Hampshire Association for the Blind on its accredited status.

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The NH Association for the Blind is an outstanding organization that is committed to serving the blind and visually impaired. Our organization has worked with The NH Association for the Blind to support our mutual efforts of better serving those who are blind or visually impaired. We've seen first hand the compassion and commitment of their Board and leadership to the important work they do.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

The New Hampshire Association for the Blind, under the exceptional leadership of George Theriault, is an invaluable resource for those with vision loss and their family members in NH. The Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging was honored to collaborate with this organization on a public education event about blindness and vision loss. We were extremely impressed by the professionalism of the NH Association for the Blind in pulling off this event, and are eager to partner on future endeavors. They provide a multitude of much needed services and support to NH residents with vision impairment, including assistance with adapting to changes in, or loss of vision; adaptive technology training, and mobility instruction. A stellar organization!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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