Foundation for Blind Children - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Foundation for Blind Children
1235 East Harmont Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85020
(602) 331-1470 (Local)
(602) 678-5803 (Fax)

Brief Description

The purpose of Foundation for Blind Children is create opportunity for anyone with vision loss to achieve. With three Valley locations (East Valley, West Valley and Central Phoenix), we strive to serve as "the" community's resource for blind, visually-impaired, and multi-handicapped children, adults, and their families. The Foundation for Blind Children provides a comprehensive system of services, which optimizes the blind, or visually-impaired child's development and offers many opportunities to lead a meaningful and productive life--starting with infancy, through preschool, elementary and secondary education throughout college and adulthood. Many of our children graduate from college, pursue successful careers and lead lives filled with enriching possibilities.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 2100
Number of staff: 85
Publications: Three agency informational brochures, an annual report and the quarterly Foundation Focus newsletter.


2005 N. 91st Place
Chandler, AZ 85224

1234 E. Northern Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85020

2430 S. 75th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85043


Stephanie Aleman, Human Resources, (602) 337-8271,
Marc Ashton, CEO,
Lexie Dion, Education Services Director
Mark Franklin, Director of Adult & Transition Services, (602) 331-1470,
Cody Franklin, Director of Youth and Family Services,
Dee Nortman, Chief Financial Officer, (602) 331-1470,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • We offer a variety of Assistive Technology Computer training classes for adults.
  • Counseling
    • We offer counseling services to all of our Adult Clients
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • We offer Daily Living and Independent Living Skills to Adults that attend our program where skills sets such as independent living and job readiness are the focus.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • A non-residential comprehensive and cohesive job readiness program to assist blind/visually impaired adults in obtaining employment.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Offers vision rehabilitation services to individuals of all ages with vision impairment.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • We have certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist on staff to provide services to Adult Clients.
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