The Blind Childrens Center is a
family-centered agency which serves children with visual impairments from birth
to school-age. The center-based and home-based programs and services help the
children acquire skills and build their independence. The Center utilizes its
expertise and experience to serve families and professionals worldwide through
support services, education, and research.
Centers goal is to provide a comprehensive program of specialized education
and training which will optimize the blind or visually impaired childs development
and consequent opportunities to lead a meaningful and productive life.
Center serves more than 100 children and their families each year through the
infant and preschool programs. The majority of children attending the Center live
in the greater Los Angeles area.
is a full inclusion program:
31% of the children are totally blind
33% are partially sighted
36% are sighted (often siblings of the visually
The client population
reflects the diversity of Los Angeles:
African American 8%
majority of families come from working low-income economic circumstances.
and home-based services are free of charge and are provided in a culturally sensitive
environment. The Blind Childrens Center is funded entirely by private philanthropic
support. There is no financial support from federal, state, or local governments
and it is not a United Way agency. Support, with the exception of modest revenues
from the sale of the Centers publications, is derived from volunteer and
staff fund-raising efforts, which are supported by corporations, small businesses,
civic and employee groups, charitable foundations and concerned individuals.
here to visit the official website of the Blind Children's Centre