The Center for the Visually Impaired’s long term commitment to our mission has been in place since 1988. We work to ensure that blind and visually impaired individuals lead successful lives in their workplace, at home and in their communities. Our goal is to enhance the lives and opportunities of our clients through a dedicated curriculum and support system that focuses on job training and employment, Independent Living skills, Technology Training, Children’s services as well as a multitude of community services.
Communities and lives are transformed so that people who are blind achieve personal success.
The Center for the Visually Impaired, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) designated Agency governed by a diverse Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is governed by Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws (Updated June 1, 2013) required of every 501 (c) (3).
In 1988, the Agency began as a private nonprofit Agency dedicated to provided training and support to blind and visually impaired individuals. At that time, seniors are the focus. However, with the continued demand for services and programs, the Agency has expanded services to those ranging in age from 6 years old to over 100 years of age. We began serving only residents in Volusia County, but now serve four counties with the main office located in Daytona Beach.
Today, the Agency serves over 400 individuals each year. The comprehensive services provided include Daily Independent Living Skills for non-vocational students, Children’s services for those ages 6-13 years old, Transition Services for youths between the ages of 14 to 22 who are under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) with the school system, and Vocational Rehabilitation Services for blind and visually impaired individuals who are seeking higher education or employment. The Agency currently employs a staff of 23, most of whom have professional degrees in the blindness rehabilitation field. Of the 23, eight are blind or visually impaired (35%).
As a responsible steward of State grants, the Center for the Visually Impaired’s small administrative staff enables the Agency to maintain a 14% administrative (as indicated in our last audited financial statement).
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