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    2013
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

    Rochester, NY, USA
    Project Title: Neurologic Vision Rehabilitation Website: http://seegreatthings.org

    About the Grantee

    The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI), founded in 1911, is a premiere provider of vision rehabilitation services to people who are blind or visually impaired throughout the Greater Rochester, Finger Lakes, and Southern Tier areas of New York.

    As part of its mission-focused work, ABVI empowers people with vision loss to engage in fulfilling careers by offering a variety of entrepreneurial businesses, including a state-of-the-art contact center, and manufacturing and fulfillment services.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To help underwrite the launch of what is expected to become a sustainable neurologic vision rehabilitation program

    Amount

    $250,000

    Term

    24 months

    Grant Regions

    Upstate NY
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    2013
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    The Research Foundation for SUNY

    Brockport, NY, USA
    Project Title: Camp Abilities: Train the Trainer Website: http://www.campabilities.org

    About the Grantee

    Camp Abilities Brockport aims to empower children and teens with visual impairments to be physically active and productive members of their schools, towns, cities, and communities, as well as to improve the health and well-being of people with sensory impairments.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To recruit and train a minimum of 900 NYS-based physical education teachers and athletic directors, paraeducators, youth who are blind and visually impaired, and parents of such youth in effectively including these youth in adaptive sports and physical education programs.

    Amount

    $301,000

    Term

    48 months

    Grant Regions

    Entire NY Tri-State Area
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    2013
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

    New York, NY, USA
    Project Title: Pathway to Employers and Jobs Project Website: https://www.visionsvcb.org

    About the Grantee

    Started by six women in 1926 and pioneered racially integrated programs in the early 1920’s,VISIONS is a 501c3 nonprofit rehabilitation and social service agency celebrating over 90 years of service, assisting people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to lead independent and active lives in their homes and communities, and educating the public to understand the capabilities and needs of people who are blind or visually impaired so that they may be integrated into all aspects of community life.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To support VISIONS, together with its partner Helen Keller Services for the Blind, in launching an employer-centered and -guided job training and placement program for adults who are legally blind and reside in New York City or Long Island

    Amount

    $500,000

    Term

    36 months

    Grant Regions

    NYC Metro Area
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    2008

    National Catholic Partnership on Disability

    Purpose of the Grant

    To support publishing and distributing large-print Catholic Sacramentaries and Lectionaries, in the New York City area and nationwide

    Amount

    $44,150
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    2008
    Education

    Research Foundation of the City University of New York

    Purpose of the Grant

    To help underwrite the continued operation of the only university training program in the tri-state New York area for future Orientation and Mobility teachers

    Amount

    $349,924
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    2008
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    VISIONS

    Purpose of the Grant

    To launch a Vision Rehabilitation Interpreters Program dedicated to addressing the growing needs of New York City’s non-English-speaking and immigrant populations

    Amount

    $200,000
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