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National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
1800 Johnson St.
Baltimore, MD 21230


Organization of blind people, families, and friends working toward opportunity and equality for the blind. Information, videos, materials, networking opportunities, training. Scholarship program. Publishes Braille Monitor. Houses the International Braille and Technology Center and the National Research and Training Institute for the Blind. Parents Division (NOPBC); state chapters.

National Federation of the Blind of NJ
(NFB of NJ)

254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003


LEAD program for blind/VI teens, braille and cane mentoring programs, scholarship program. Sounding Board newsletter, monthly chapter meetings, annual Convention.

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC)
1800 Johnson St.
Baltimore, MD 21230


National organization of parents, teachers, and friends of blind children working to create a climate of opportunity for blind children at home, in school, and in the community. Helps parents gain understanding of blindness through contact with blind adults. Publishes Future Reflections. Provides seminars, information, resources, training. Division of NFB; state chapters.

Parents of Blind Children-NJ (POBC-NJ)
23 Alexander Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940


Information, referrals, support, training, technical assistance, and advocacy for parents and teachers of blind/VI children. In Touch newsletter, annual Parents Seminar, meetings, social and educational events.

Blind Children's Resource Center

Informative website featuring information about blindness, education and development, independent movement and travel, toys, play, and leisure time activities, the In Touch newsletter, and more.

Resources for Parents and Teachers of Blind Kids

Informative website featuring information about blindness, technology, toys, and much more.

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001

1-800-232-5463 (Information line)
1-800-232-3044 (Publications and Sales line)

Books, pamphlets, and information on blindness in areas of education, literacy, technology, employment, and aging. Publishes Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness.

Blind Children's Fund
201 S. University
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Office 989-779-9966
Fax 989-779-0015

Information, resources, and materials to help parents teach and nurture their blind, visually impaired, and multiply disabled children. Publishes the VIP Newsletter.

Hadley School for the Blind
700 Elm St.
Winnetka, IL 60093-0299


Home study courses for parents of blind children.

NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NJCBVI)
153 Halsey St.
PO Box 47017
Newark, NJ 07101

973-648-2412 (Ed. Supervisor-Northern region)
732-255-0903 (Ed. Supervisor-Central region)
856-614-3019 (Manager-Southern region)
973-648-7504 (Manager-Statewide Services)

Early intervention, education, and transition services; special equipment and materials; statewide services to deaf-blind and multiply-disabled children; special programs, summer camp, vocational rehabilitation services.

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
55 Kenosia Avenue
PO Box 1968
Danbury, CT 06813-1968


Information, rare disease data bank, organizations data bank.

NJ Self-Help Clearinghouse
100 E. Hanover Ave., Suite 202
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927


Clearinghouse and directory of support and self-help groups, including online groups.

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