Welcome to Blindness Support Services
-Children's Department Christmas Party-
Currently we are in the process of planning our annual Christmas Party that is scheduled for Friday, December 12, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
This particular Christmas celebration is held on behalf of children residing throughout Riverside County who are either blind or visually impaired.
The service area for our children’s program is restricted to Riverside, Corona, and Moreno Valley however; there are many families with children that need our services outside of those parameters.
The annual Christmas Party is open to all blind/visually impaired children in Riverside County between the ages of 0-5.
Blindness Support Services is anticipating between 25 and 35 families participating in this event.
BSS is reaching out to the community requesting their support in this endeavor.
We provide games and activities, a photo opportunity with Santa, lunch for the family and an age appropriate gift for the children attending.
Prizes for the games plus tote bags and goodies for the children and their siblings are needed.
Any and all help and donations are appreciated.
For more information please contact: Lolita Barnard, Children's Program Manager at: (951) 715-2656 or contact the main office at: (951) 341-9244
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 raising children who can see.
There are Independent Living Skills instructors that go into senior citizens homes 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 goal is to help people who are blind achieve a higher level of independence so they can function by themselves in society.
If you would like more information, please contact us at our main office by calling (951) 341-9244.