Have seen the support and resources offered to the visually impaired first hand, by this organization and can attest to the good works they are doing.
Full disclosure-as a board member I have witnessed first hand the difference the organization has made to those who are blind and visually impaired. From preschool vision screening to helping those in need find suitable and appropriate resources, the organization is dedicated to the mission of helping the blind and visually impaired people live full and vibrant lives.
Bucks County Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired 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. Bucks County Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired 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 Bucks County Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired on its accredited status.
Review from Guidestar
My daughter was given a free screening at her pre K. She had a severe case of lazy eye, and needed glasses and eye patching. Here eyes will correct because she was caught early. Her pediatrician missed this. My daughter is a client. I am now a donor. Great organization..great service.
Patrick Breen MD
I started as a volunteer with BCABVI in 2011 because I have a niece who is blind and I wanted to be able to help other people like my niece in the community. In my experience, the people who work there are very supportive of the clients, very friendly and do an excellent job promoting independence. If I could, I would have my niece join the organization!
I was a client there in october of 1973. I was not blind,....I was having some emotional problems. At that time I was seventeen years old.This was the first time I was employed. The staff were loving,caring wonderful people.They help to provide me with various employment experience. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY!
One of the best things I have ever done was to become a client of Bucks County Association of the Blind. I was told at the age of ten that I have Stargardts , making my life quite difficult. Over the years I have learned to deal with my limitations.
However, thanks to another client, , who told me of all the wonderful things the center has to offer for people like me. I started coming over a year and a half, and I have enjoyed every minute.
I have attended the Low vision support group and the New Client group; , where I have learned many helpful tips. Have done a lot of laughing, compared stories,made some friends, and even did alittle crying.
The center also offers other activities besides support groups. There is bingo, trivia, crafts, and they even have a woman come in to teach us yoga. These are just some of the things that a client can sign up for.
Being a client of Bucks County Association of the Blind, the social workers put me in contact with some other agencies. These agencies helped me recieve low vision aides and computer support.
The staff, drivers, and volunteers are quite friendly and helpful. They are always willing to give a helping hand or to tell a joke, to make us laugh.
I always look forward to the days I go to the center, because I know I am going to have a good time there. Becoming a client of the Bucks County Association for the Blind, has helped me to realize that, I am not impaired, I am challenged. And a person can always overcome a challenge and make their life better.