Affiliated Blind of Louisiana

General Information

Affiliated Blind of Louisiana
409 West St. Mary Boulevard
Lafayette Louisiana 1 70506
(337) 234 6492
carolf@affiliatedblind.org
http://www.affiliatedblind.org

Brief Description

The mission of Affiliated Blind of Louisiana (ABL) is to teach individuals who are blind and deaf-blind the skills that lead to independence, employment, and community integration. ABL is also a consumer organization that promotes the general welfare of the visually impaired, blind and deaf-blind, educates the public about blindness, and informs consumers of services available to them.

Staff

Lynn Blanchard, Executive Director, lynnb@affiliatedblind.org, 337 234 6492 ext.601

Services Offered

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Provides instruction in braille. As an alternative to those who have difficulty in feeling braille, 'Fishburn' is offered.

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers assistive technology training.

  • Counseling
    • Offers counseling services to blind or visually impaired clients.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in skills of daily living, cooking, personal management, communications, braille. Operates Project Cope, a home/community based service for blind or visually impaired seniors over 55.

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers vocational training program, job skills, interview skills, transition.

  • Services for Seniors
    • Offers services for seniors.

  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training including training for individuals in wheelchairs.