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The Colorado Center For The Blind

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Causes: Blind & Visually Impaired Centers, Disabilities, Health, Human Services, Lung Diseases

Mission: The colorado center for the blind provides training which enables blind individuals to lead independent productive lives.

Programs: Independence training program this program is designed for blind adults ages eighteen and up. The typical program length is six to nine months. Students not only build the skills that they will need to be independent, but also focus on gaining confidence and belief in themselves as blind people. Classes include: home management, cane travel, braille, organizational skills, computer/technology, industrial arts and vocational planning. Students are taught by positive blind role models and learn that they can compete with their sighted peers. When the student completes training, they are fully prepared to obtain employment or attend a vocational or academic program.

youth services program the ccb offers programs for children ages 5-21 in both year round and summer programming. Core components are mentoring, skills of blindness building, independent living, vocational training and services to parents and educators.

senior services program designed to serve blind adults 55 years of age and older. Our goal is to help seniors gain the skills and confidence to stay independent in their own homes and continue to participate in daily activities. Options offered include: in-home teaching services, group classes (braille, cooking and cane travel), support groups around the metro area, computer instruction and "seniors in charge". This is a five day residential program offering intensive skills of blindness training.

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