Welcome to Blindness Support Services
BSS staff photo 2016
We are dedicated to teaching those who are blind or have visual impairments to become more independent and adapt to the challenges they have.
Spring Make-it & Take-it Valentine's Event
Check out pictures from our Children's Department Make-it Take-it day.
(image shown is Nancy Waldner, Dolores Olvera and Nancy Prieto)
Mental Health Services (RUHS-BH)
Carlos Lamadrid will be facilitating one on one consultation sessions covering various topics. Beginning March 14th, and every second Tuesday of the month with 30 minute consultation sessions.
If you have a visual impairment Call our front desk to inquire!
No health insurance necessary!
Consultations will be from 10:00am until 12noon and resume 1:00pm until 3:00pm.
Friday March 31, from 10am-12noon at BSS.
It is a lot of fun. Come on in and be a part of this club. We will have phrases printed in Jumbo Braille, Uncontracted Braille, and Contracted Braille. We will focus on how to maintain and increase the fluency of your Braille reading skills.
Braille Club Rewards
Participants earn free entry to one Descriptive Video of their choice after attending four consecutive Braille Club meetings or reading 20 unique braille strips at your designated level. Invite your Braille Reading friends to come and improve their skill with monthly practice. BSS Students have priority on space available but every Braille Reader is welcome. Remember to sign in so your participation is documented and you get credit for your accomplishments.
At Blindness Support Services we train people who are blind or visually impaired with specialized equipment and computer programs. We take in various kinds of blind people with a wide variety of needs.
Whereas some are in need of Mobility training, others need Independent Living Skills training. We also have two adjustment to blindness peer support groups that facilitate people who have lost their sight and are in need of group counseling. One group is for Spanish speakers and the other is for English speakers.
We have a Blind Children's Department where preschool age blind or visually impaired children are taught with tactile learning props and teaching tools as a precursor to reading Braille.
There is a Blind parenting class for parents who are blind and need help with child rearing practices and advice.
Our Department of Older Adults provides in-home visits for seniors and teach independent living skills to seniors who are blind or visually impaired.
There are a lot of different classes and resources here at blindness support services. Our Departments also provide training in Spanish.
Our goal is to help people who are blind achieve a higher level of independence so they can function by themselves in society.
Would you like to Volunteer?
If you are interested for internship or volunteering.
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All volunteers will be screened.
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