Beaver County Association for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Beaver County Association for the Blind
616 Fourth Street
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
(724) 843-1111 (Local)
(724) 843-8886 (Fax)

Brief Description

Beaver County Association for the Blind is a private nonprofit organization providing support and rehabilitation services to blind and visually impaired children and adults.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-4:00 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 300
Number of staff: 8
Staff description: Case workers, Prevention Specialist, O&M, Rehab Teachers
Geographic area served: Beaver County.
Publications: Newsletter (quarterly), brochures, annual report.


Allen Connely, Executive Director, (724) 843-1111,
Theresa Lukes, Administrative Director, (724) 843-1111,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille instruction.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Offers eye safety programs in schools.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Assistive tech services provided through the Keystone Blind Association.
  • Counseling
    • Offers counseling to newly blind persons, to parents, or clients.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in life skills, personal management, and offers housing assistance.
  • In-Home Services
    • Offers chore services.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information on all visual problems, eye safety, prevention of blindness. Refers to programs for seniors.
  • Reading Services
    • Offers reading services.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers social activities, crafts, field trips.
  • Support Groups
    • Facilitates a support group for people with low vision.
  • Transportation Services
    • Offers transportation services.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Instruction is provided in the skills necessary to enable a visually impaired person to travel independently and safely in a residential area and throughout the community. A variety of long canes & tips, support canes and other mobility devices are available for demonstration.
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