Free Services for Visually Impaired Youth & Teens

Braille Institute’s Youth & Teen Program—serving blind and visually impaired children and teens, ages 6 to 18—is designed to foster confidence, self-esteem and independence leading to higher education and/or vocational training and employment.

Emphasizing daily living skills, socialization and academics, participants are provided with life experiences and aptitude to form a foundation for independent living as an adult. Self-confidence is stimulated through participation in physical activities such as rock-climbing, surfing, white-water rafting, choral groups and more.

Any blind or visually impaired child, youth or young adult between the ages of 6 and 18 may enroll in the program appropriate for their age. Parents may enroll their children beginning at age 6. Teens may enroll whenever they wish and do not need to have been in the Youth Program to participate. Simply call the Center nearest you and ask for Youth & Teen Services.

For more information 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553) and ask for Youth & Teen Programs, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (PST).