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Montgomery County Association for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Montgomery County Association for the Blind
212 North Main Street
North Wales, PA 19454-3117
(215) 661-9800 (Local)
(215) 661-9888 (Fax)
http://www.mcab.org

Brief Description

The mission of the Montgomery County Association for the Blind is to enhance the independence and quality of life of people coping with blindness or vision impairment through rehabilitation, education, support and advocacy. Comprehensive services and programs for people with vision loss.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 1500
Number of staff: 23
Staff description: 9 full-time, 14 part-time. Uses volunteers.
Geographic area served: Montgomery County and surrounding region. Specialized Service program in Northern Chester County, PA
Publications: Newsletter, List of Services brochure, Guiding Techniques brochure, Eye on Success newsletter for donors.

Staff

Douglas Yingling, Executive Director, dyingling@mcab.org
Jim Hunt, Program Director, (215) 661-9800, jhunt@mcab.org
Sharon Zislis, Director of Development, (215) 661-9800

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Students can utilize computer training programs at the agency.
  • Counseling
    • Psychotherapy service, specializing in vision loss.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Vision rehabilitation therapy (daily living skills).
  • Summer/Day Camps and After-school Programs
    • A four-week summer day camp, Monday through Thursday.Camp normally begins in July.
  • Support for Parents
    • Provides assistance with IEP as requested and holds periodic support meetings for parents.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Orientation & Mobility training is provided by full time instructor. May be able to provide through ESY authorization.

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