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The council is an advocacy, support and blindness informational resource group. The majority of its members are blind. Dues include a bi-monthly subscription to the White Cane Bulletin and a monthly subscription to the Braille Forum.
HAVOC is a county group that advocates for all groups that are handicapped. For example, every October they hold a white cane demonstration to make the public aware of those that use the white cane and laws related to its use. They have been a chartered group for 28 years. HAVOC also hold social events. They have a covered dish dinner every 4th meeting. There is also an annual beach party picnic in the fall.
The bowlers play three games at each meeting and have a banquet at the end of the season. They give both individual and team awards. They do several fundraisers, such as candy sales and raffles to go to the Nationals.
Open Arms Outreach is a support group for the blind and visually impaired of all ages. They serve a free meal and have occasional guest speakers.
Greater Daytona Beach Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind is an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind. The objective of the group is the complete integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. It is support, advocacy and blindness informational resource group. Dues include a subscription to the NFBF Focus and a monthly to the Braille Monitor.
The purpose of this group is to advocate for people with various disabilities in the areas of housing, transportation, health care, voting, employment, education and any other area that may be of concern.
Support for this program has been provided by the following organizations:
The Able Trust
Division of the Blind Service
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