Lighthouse Guild - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Lighthouse Guild

250 West 64th Street
New York, NY 10023-6601
(212) 769-6200 (Local)
(800) 284-4422 (Toll-Free)
info@lighthouseguild.org
http://www.lighthouseguild.org

Brief Description

Lighthouse Guild is the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization, with a long-standing heritage of addressing the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or chronic medical conditions. Through the integration of vision and healthcare services and the expansion of access through education and community outreach, our innovative and comprehensive approach helps people achieve and maintain the highest possible level of function and independence.

Hours of operation: Varies by program. General office hours are 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM.
Number of staff: 750
Geographic area served: Comprehensive vision and healthcare services are provided in the New York City metro area, including Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, as well as Albany, Buffalo and Niagara Falls. National programs include the National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI), a parent tele-support network,and professional continuing education programs.
Publications: Newsletters: Vision+Health, Awareness

Locations

1 North Lexington Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

2 Clara Barton Drive
Albany, NY 12208

1170 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209

125 Baylis Road
Melville, NY 11747

4520 Military Road
Niagara Falls, NY 143-5

1630 East 15th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Staff

Mark Ackermann, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, mackermann@lighthouseguild.org
Charles Blum, General Counsel, blumc@lighthouseguild.org
Bruce Mastalinski, Chief Compliance Officer, mastalinskib@lighthouseguild.org
Alan Morse, President & Chief Executive Officer, armorse@lighthouseguild.org
Maura Sweeney, Senior Vice President, Programs & Services, msweeney@lighthouseguild.org
Cathleen Wirts, Chief Strategy Officer, cwirts@lighthouseguild.org
Karen Wish, Chief Marketing Officer, kwish@lighthouseguild.org
Christina Wong, Chief Financial Officer, cwong@lighthouseguild.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Advocacy
    • We engage local, state and federal policy makers to raise awareness of the need for access to vision rehabilitation services, and advocate for appropriate legislative responses to issues affecting people with vision loss.

      The Arlene R. Gordon Research Institute conducts studies designed to translate scientific findings and technological advances into useful solutions for people living with vision loss.
  • Assistive Products
    • The Lighthouse Guild Store offers products that make day-to-day life easier for people with vision loss.
  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Lighthouse Guild’s Print Access Center:

      We convert a wide range of print materials into formats that are accessible for people who are blind or visually impaired. Services include:

      - Braille transcription by a certified braillist
      - Recording print material in digital or audiocassette formats.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • We offer computer training at our Adaptive Technology Centers.
  • Counseling
    • Behavioral health. Our multi-disciplinary psychiatric clinic remains the only one of its kind in the country. Services include:

      * Psychotherapy
      * Psychopharmacology
      * Crisis intervention
      * Individual and group therapy
      * Social services
      * Support groups
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Vision rehabilitation services help people regain function and maximize usable vision to remain safe, independent and active. Services include:

      * Academic skills
      * Adaptive computer technology
      * Career services
      * Independent living skills
      * Low vision rehabilitation
      * Orientation and mobility

      Mental health day treatment helps individuals with psychiatric diagnoses remain in the community and prevents psychiatric hospitalizations.
  • Information and Referral
    • The National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) and our national tele-support network helps find information, locates resources, and offers tele-support groups for parents.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Vision rehabilitation services help people regain function and maximize usable vision to remain safe, independent and active. Services include:

      * Academic skills
      * Adaptive computer technology
      * Career services
      * Independent living skills
      * Low vision rehabilitation
      * Orientation and mobility
  • Support Groups
    • Our national tele-support network offers free weekly tele-support groups for parents of children with:

      * Albinism
      * Retinopathy of Prematurity
      * Cortical visual impairment
      * Leber congenital amaurosis
      * Autism and visual impairment
      * Achromatopsia
      * Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome
      * CHARGE syndrome
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • We provide orientation and mobility training.
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