2-1-1 First Call For Help of Broward


Provides a “No Wrong Door” approach of entry into the Broward County System of Special Education and related services.  24/7/365 Helpline. The program offers more than basic information and referral services, including: providing an overview of the special needs system in Broward County, explaining how to access varying levels of services, identifying the caller’s primary and additional needs, matching the caller’s needs to existing community resources, Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Grants – Vision USA


Provides free basic eye health and vision care services to uninsured, low-income individuals and their families. The program is open to children and adults. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Eye Care America Helpline


EyeCare America operates multiple toll-free, 24-hour, seven-days-a-week, helplines that allow callers to request free eye health educational materials or to see if they qualify for a referral to one of EyeCare America’s 7,500+ volunteer ophthalmologists nationwide. Callers seeking a referral will be automatically screened to determine their eligibility for the program that provides the most appropriate eye care services. Eligible seniors who have not seen an ophthalmologist in three or more years may be able to receive a referral for eye care at no out-of-pocket cost for up to one year. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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American Council of the Blind


Provides a toll-free information and referral helpline on all aspects of blindness ; Scholarship assistance to blind/visually impaired post-secondary students; Public education and awareness training; Support to consumer advocates and legal assistance on matters relating to blindness; Leadership and legislative training; Consulting with industry regarding employment of blind and visually impaired individuals and a national legislative hotline. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc


Southeastern Guide Dog’s mission is to create and nurture partnerships between visually impaired individuals and guide dogs, facilitating life’s journey with mobility, independence and dignity. The guide dogs are provided completely free of charge to the blind or visually impaired recipients we serve. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Visually Impaired Support Group


We assist all visually impaired individuals in finding the resources necessary to make their lives easier. “We are changing what it is to be blind.” All stages of blindness are addressed–from children to adults. We provide a support group for the blind person along with family and friends. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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National Federation of the Blind


NFB assist all visually impaired individuals in finding the resources necessary to make their lives easier. “We are changing what it is to be blind.” All stages of blindness are addressed–from children to adults. They provide a support group for the blind person along with family and friends. – 2nd Saturday of every month 10:30am-12:30pm at the Broward Mall Police Outreach Center. www.nfb.org offers public education about blindness, information and referral services, scholarships, literature and publications about blindness, aids and appliances and other adaptive equipment for the blind, advocacy services and protection of civil rights, development and evaluation of technology, and support for blind persons and their families. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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New Eyes for the Needy – Eyeglass Voucher Program


New Eyes for the Needy purchases new eyeglasses for poor children and adults in the United States and recycles donated glasses for distribution to indigent people in developing nations worldwide. Eligible clients can receive a voucherand present the voucher to any participating local optical dispenser, who fits the client with the proper prescription eyeglasses. The dispenser then receives reimbursement directly from New Eyes. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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National Family Association for Deaf Blind


The National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB) is a non-profit, volunteer-based family association serving individuals who are deaf-blind. NFADB advocates for all persons who are deaf-blind of any age and cognitive ability. They share information related to deaf-blindness, provides resources and referrals, and publishes a tri- annual newsletter which addresses topics and activities of interest to parents and family members. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Lions Club Lions Club – Sight Help


Emphasizes assistance to needy, referral for eye glasses and surgery and assistance to those with hearing disabilities. Requires a letter from a social service agency, school, or medical professional (not 2-1-1 Broward) sent to: Fort Lauderdale Lions Club – Sight Chair, PO Box 556, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33302. The answer usually takes about a week. Letter must include Name, phone number, birth date, address, and explanation of situation and need. Program is located at the Mcfatter Technical Medical Education Department. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Insight for the Blind Inc. – Recording Master


The program records magazines, books and textbooks digitally with the help of volunteers as narrators, monitors and reviewers. The completed master tapes are sent to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and to the Talking Books Library in Daytona Beach for duplication and distribution nationally and to U.S. citizens overseas. For actual books on CDs for the blind, please call the Talking Book Library at Fort Lauderdale main library for information at (954) 357-7555 PLEASE NOTE: This program provides NO direct service to the community. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Lighthouse – Vocational Rehabilitation Services


Provides instruction in specific skills needed by blind and visually impaired adults to help them become more independent. Courses include Braille, computers and other high tech devices, independent daily living skills, including home management and use of adaptive aids, such as talking equipment and various magnifiers, orientation and mobility, and counseling. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Lighthouse – TeenLIFE (Learning Independence From Experience)


Year round program with intensive summer progarm, provides adaptive skills training, counseling and goal setting to aid adolescents and young adults (14-21) with vision impairment in the transition between adolescence and adulthood. Clients receive training in job readiness awareness, job preparation skills, independent living skills, and socialization with the community. Some clients will participate in a work experience based upon their future vocational goal. The program is offered for seven weeks during the summer. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Lighthouse – Social Work Services


Restricted Referral : Provides social work services to visually impaired people who are Lighthouse clients; services include support groups, individual counseling and information/referral services. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Lighthouse – Low Vision Clinic


Low Vision Clinic is operated by NSU College of Optometry. Anyone with low vision can self-refer or be referred by an ophthalmologist, optometrist or other professional. Exams are covered by some insurance and include a comprehensive assessment of visual functioning and various special magnification devices. Training in use of devices is provided in-home by Lighthouse staff. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Lighthouse – Lifetime Learners


Provides a continuing education program for blind and visually impaired adults to help them maintain or develop adaptive skills that aid them in remaining independent and productive, provides opportunity for social integration in the community. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Lighthouse – KIDS Children’s Programs/ Camp


Provides summer camp program for children and youth (6-22 years old) who are blind or are visually impaired. Services include recreation and activities of daily living, Braille, computers and orientation and mobility. Also includes support group meetings for parents. After school program being developed in collaboration with other organizations in Broward so services are close to children’s homes. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Lighthouse – Independent Living Skills Rehabilitation


Provides instruction in specific skills needed by blind and visually impaired people to help them become more independent; courses include safe travel skills, Braille, computers and other high tech devices, independent daily living skills including home and personal management, adaptive communication skills, and safe and functional kitchen skills. All courses include use of adaptive aids, such as talking equipment and various magnifiers. Also includes outreach services in the client’s homes. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Lighthouse – Florida Reading and Vision Center


A retail store providing a wide array of products commonly used by visually impaired people, including Magnifiers, Talking Devices, Big Button Controls, TV Glasses, Kitchen & Craft Aids, Games, Large Print Items, Sun Shields, Lamps & Lighting, Magnifying Mirrors, Braille Items, Tape Players and Recorders. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Lighthouse – Bright Beginning Early Intervention Program


Specialized early intervention services for children birth through 5 years; provides adaptive techniques training to develop cognitive, sensory-motor, socialization, and communication functioning. Through this program, parents and caregivers are taught to reinforce skills that encourage their child’s development so that critical developmental stages, normally dependent on vision, are not missed. A parent support group is also available. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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