Pennsylvania Association for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Pennsylvania Association for the Blind
555 Gettysburg Pike
Suite A300
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
(717) 766-2020 (Local)
(717) 766-2099 (Fax)
info@pablind.org
http://www.pablind.org

Brief Description

The Pennsylvania Association for the Blind (PAB), through its network of 29 member agencies, provides innovative services for people of all ages who have a wide range of vision impairments from low vision to total blindness.

Hours of operation: Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM.
Geographic area served: Entire Commonwealth of PA

Staff

Bonnie Frey, Director of Services, bonnie.frey@pablind.org
Katie Schock, Director of Public Relations, (717) 766-2020, katie.schock@pablind.org
Elaine Welch, CEO/President, elaine.welch@pablind.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille instruction.
  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Accepts any form of literature, document or business material for Braille Embossing. Please call PAB for a free price quote. All documents, and materials must be in MS Word/Office Format.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Conducts vision screening on location at schools, community. Has eye health and safety programs. Deploys field staff, as needed, to reach into rural counties of low population density.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers assistive technology training.
  • Counseling
    • Sight Loss Support Groups; individual counseling
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides home services and individualized instruction in daily living skills, home and health management, and communications skills
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides employment, training, education and social/supportive services.
  • In-Home Services
    • Offers family/caregiver services.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides referrals to aging programs.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Offers low vision services.
  • Reading Services
    • Offers radio reading programs.
  • Recreation Services
    • Provides educational and recreational programs.
  • Support Groups
    • Offers social and recreational activities.
  • Transportation Services
    • Provides escorted transportation to medical facilities, banks, grocery stores and social agencies.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

Members

Beaver County Association for the Blind

Blind Association of Butler and Armstrong Counties

Bucks County Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped

Central Susquehanna Sight Services

Community Services for Sight

Fayette County Association for the Blind

Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind

Lackawanna County Association for the Blind

Montgomery County Association for the Blind

Sight Center of Northwest PA

South Central Blind Association

Venango County Association for the Blind

Vision Resource Center of Berks County

Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania

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