Children and Youth Program

The Children and Youth Program at the Lighthouse provides support to blind or visually impaired children and their families. The support focuses on providing the tools necessary to assist the children in acquiring the skills they need to gain independence and succeed in their academic training and life. Our children and youth program, located at 310 Eads Avenue, contains assistive technology equipment, educational toys, and adaptive aids to assist with this training. It includes a library equipped with large-print and Braille books, the Bertie and Selig Frank Playroom provides support specifically to infants and toddlers, and a technology room equipped with computers affixed with assistive/adaptive aids.

Purpose of Program

The main goal of the program is focused on the state’s mandated nine areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC). All of the support focuses on one or more areas of the ECC. The nine areas consist of assistive technology, career education, compensatory skills, independent living skills, orientation and mobility skills, recreation and leisure, self-determination, sensory efficiency, and social interaction skills. In addition to these focus areas; the program is expanding to include training with community partners.

For information about the program or services please contact (210) 531-1518 or childrensprogram@salighthouse.org

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