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Who is the Chesney Family ?

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Cards 4 Kids Program!




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Cards 4 Kids Honor Form

Cards 4 Kids Honor Form PDF!

Cakes 4 Kids Handout Flyer!


Volunteer Workshop!

Cakes 4 Kids Honor Form



Mandatory Essays for Volunteers! (PDF File)

Mandatory Essays for Community Service Hours


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What about Blindness?

• Somewhere in the world, someone goes blind every five seconds.

• A child goes blind every minute.

• Eighty percent of all blindness is preventable or curable.
• It is estimated that at least 7 million people go blind every year.
• Worldwide some 180 million people are blind or visually disabled—the equivalent of two-thirds of the entire U.S. population.
• Rates of blindness will double by the year 2020 unless prevention efforts are intensified.
• People in developing countries represent 90 percent of the world’s blind population and are 10 times more likely to go blind than those in developed countries.
• Africa averages just one ophthalmologist for every 1.25 million people.

In the US

• By age 65, one in three Americans has some form of vision impairing eye disease.
• Of the 119 million people in the United States who are age 40 or over, 3.4 million are visually impaired or blind. This level of blindness and visual impairment costs more than $4 billion annually in benefits and lost income.
• In California, over 13,000,000 people are age 40 or over, and 356,000 are visually impaired or blind. This represents approximately 10% of all visual impairment and blindness in the United States.
• People with diabetes are 25 times more likely to become blind than people without diabetes.
• Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States, and the most common cause of blindness among African Americans.
• Nearly three million people have glaucoma, but half do not realize it because there are often no warning symptoms.’

What about Aspergers?


Florida Division of Blind Services

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Florida Association of Agencies for the Blind


American Foundation for the Blind

2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102, New York, NY 10121
Tel: (800) 232-5463 (AFB Information Center) Tel: (212) 502-7600
TDD: (212) 620-2158
Fax: (888) 545-8331
Excellent public information materials and public education materials.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

The Library of Congress, 1291 Taylor Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20542
Tel: (202) 707-5100
Toll-Free: 1-888-NLS-READ to connect to a local library
Tel: 1.800.424.8567
Fax: (202) 707-0712
TDD: (202) 707-0744
Publications in Braille, large print, recorded form. Program is FREE of charge to those with visual impairments. Also publishes free and informative fact sheets, reference circulars, and bibliographies on many topics. Request brochure and an application.

Lighthouse International
(National Association for the Visually Handicapped was acquired by Lighthouse International on February 1, 2010)

The Sol and Lillian Goldman Building
111 East 59
th Street New York, NY 10022-1202
Tel: (212) 821-9200 / (800) 829-0500
Fax: (212) 821-9707
TTY: (212) 821-9713
Information regarding lending library of large print materials for members. Information packet FREE, membership $40.00
Lighthouse Center for Education
The Sol and Lillian Goldman Building
111 East 59
th Street New York, NY 10022-1202
Tel: (212) 821-9200 / (800) 829-0500
Fax: (212) 821-9707
TTY: (212) 821-9713
Information packet: Information on resources for vision and aging and children with visually impairments.

Financial Help and Services

Social Security Administration

Individuals may qualify for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security income or both. If so, they may also be eligible for Medicare or Medicaid. Contact Social Security office to explore eligibility.

Local Banks
May accept large print checks or may offer bank by phone services. You may obtain large print checks from Deluxe Corporation when large print checks are unavailable locally. Your bank, however, may need to call Deluxe Corporation.
Tel: (800) 335-8931