Helen Keller Services for the Blind
57 Willoughby Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Local Telephone: (718) 522-2122
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Early Intervention/Infant Services
Operates a center-based Early Intervention Program in Brooklyn for children, birth to three, who are blind and/or multi-handicapped.
Offers pre-vocational training for teens, a two-month training program that prepares visually impaired and blind teenagers (ages 14 to 21) for the world of work. The College Prep Program is a program aimed at high school students (10th through 12th grade) with visual impairments who are considering post-high school options.
Provides free child-friendly vision screenings for close to 25,000 children from ages 3 to 5 years old, throughout Kings, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties.
Operates a preschool in Brooklyn for children, three to five, who are blind; many have additional disabilities. Open to students from Kings, Queens, Richmond, and New York Counties. Also offers a free Preschool Vision Screening Program in Kings, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Summer/Day Camps and After-school Programs
Camp Helen Keller is a six-week summer day camp for children ages 4 to 15 who are blind or visually impaired.
The HKSB Children’s Saturday Program is an eight-session spring and fall program for children ages 8 to 13 years old who are blind or visually impaired.
Children's Saturday Program offers Long Island children, 8-14, the opportunity to participate in an array of recreational and educational activities facilitated by rehabilitation teachers. Focus is on building participants' self-esteem, self-confidence, and social skills.
Holds Camp Helen Keller, a six-week summer day camp on Long Island for children, 4 to 15. Age-appropriate and fun activities are designed to improve the self-esteem, self-confidence, and socialization skills of the campers.
Support for Parents
The Parent & Early Education Resource Center, which is open to New York City parents of children with vision impairments and other disabilities, offers support in a variety of ways. The Center offers a series of monthly training workshops based on children’s and family needs. Topics can include child development, strategies for parenting children with disabilities, and information sessions about programs and support available for children with special needs.
The Center also provides parents with resources and advocacy training; ongoing support groups offer peer support for families of young children with visual impairments and other disabilities.
Travel/Orientation and Mobility
Offers instruction in safe travel using a cane.
Camp Helen Keller
HKSB Children's Saturday Program
Pre-Vocational Training Program
College Prep Program