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State Wide Resources AZ

CENTERS FOR THE BLIND:

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Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired:

Located: 3100 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

The Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers a variety of classes and services that include a technology center which offer a host of accessible computers equipped with the latest disability hardware and software features, support services like counseling and support groups, a variety of rehabilitation courses such as orientation and mobility training, and recreational activities classes like weaving, ceramics, wood crafting, and physical fitness.

 

For more info please click the link above to visit their site.

EDUCATION: 

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Arizona Foundation for Blind Children

Located: 1234 East Northern Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85020

The Arizona Foundation for Blind Children offers the visually impaired youth of Arizona a variety of services that include their preschool program, a college readiness program which helps visually impaired college-bound high-schoolers prepare for college, the college preparation program where students live on the ASU Tempe campus for six weeks during the summer, a course where students learn how to properly read and write Braille, an assistive technology class that teaches students how to properly use assistive technology and how to do various tasks on computers, and a employment services program connects visually impaired job seekers with potential employers.

 

For more info click the link above to visit their site.

 

ORGANIZATIONS:

 

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SAAVI:

Located: 3767 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716

SAAVI offers a variety of programs and service to all ages. Their programs for youth include the Ready Set Go Youth Club a club where kindergarten through eighth graders learn how to live with  low vision and blindness, and the Stepping Out Program which is residential program designed to help students transition into college or enter the workplace. SAAVI has a variety of classes for adults including accessible technology training, orientation and mobility training, counseling and support groups, college support, job readiness, and home management training. SAAVI also offers a host of classes for seniors to take such as safe travel training, health and wellness classes, support groups, house management and daily living, social clubs, and computer training.

 

For more info click the link above to visit their site.

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