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National Federation of the Blind of Colorado (NFBCO)

Training Centers

 

The National Federation of the Blind has three model rehabilitation centers in the United States one of which is the Colorado Center for the Blind, located in Littleton, Colorado.   The Colorado Center for the Blind offers training programs for people of all ages that teach the skills of blindness while instilling the confidence needed to put these skills into practice.  

The National Federation of the Blind of Colorado is proud to be closely associated with the Colorado Center for the Blind.  Not only does our organization share a physical address with the Colorado Center, many of our members are graduates of the training programs offered there or work as staff members at the Center.  Our common bond is the positive philosophy of the NFB which states that, "with proper training and opportunity, blind people can compete on terms of equality with their sighted peers".

Photo of CCB founder, Diane McGeorge, and current director, Julie Deden

Diane McGeorge founded the Colorado Center for the Blind in 1988 and served as the director until 1999.  She is pictured with the current director, Julie Deden, in the photo to the left. 

The Colorado Center for the Blind has three principle programs: 

The Independence Training Program is a 6-9 month “Adjustment to Blindness” program for adults. 

The Senior Services Program offers outreach to the community, support groups and classes in the skills needed to help blind and low vision seniors remain independent. 

The Youth Services Program includes year round opportunities for children and youth to expand and practice their blindness skills while participating in a variety of challenging activities.   

Program details are available on the Colorado Center for the Blind website, www.coloradocenterfortheblind.org.