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Cambria County Association For The Blind & Handicapped Inc

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Causes: Job Training, Sheltered Employment

Mission: To develop and support an environment for persons with disabilities which promotes vocational and employment training, independence, and community involvement. The assoc. Unites vocational training and a mfg. Business.

Programs: Work shop operations provides training and employment opportunities to persons with disabilities also serviced by the other programs.

vocational evaluation and personal workshop adjustment training assesses severely disabled individuals' vocational skills through job samples, situational assessments and realistic work.

sheltered workshop provides on-the-job training and assessment, daily living skills training and work for severely disabled persons.

special chore services for the visually handicapped provides evaluation and training to legally blind persons residing in their homes for cooking, cleaning, budgeting and other life skills. Provides recreation, transportation and socialization. Supportive training and employment program places individuals with disabilities into competitive employment. School-to-work transition program provides vocational training for special needs students through job sampling, vocational orientation and work center employment. Aging services.

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Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped 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. Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped 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 Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped on its accredited status.

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