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The Blind Rehabilitation Centers (BRC) are residential inpatient programs that provide comprehensive adjustment to blindness training and serve as a resource to a geographic area usually comprised of several states.  BRCs offer a variety of skill courses designed to help blinded Veterans achieve a realistic level of independence. These skill areas include:

ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING

MANUAL SKILLS

VISUAL SKILLS

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COMPUTER ACCESS TRAINING (CAT) (INCLUDES ALL IDEVICES)

SOCIAL AND RECREATION SERVICES

 LASTLY, The Veteran is also assisted in making emotional and behavioral adjustments to blindness through individual counseling sessions and group therapy meetings. 

 

Check out this great video about the Blind Rehabilitation Program -
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  • Central Blind Rehabilitation Center
    Hines, IL
    First BRC program established in the U.S.
    Established in 1948
    Blind Rehabilitation Centers
  • Western Blind Rehabilitation Center
    Palo Alto, CA
    Established in 1967
  • Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center
    West Haven, CT
    Established in 1969
  • American Lake Blind Rehabilitation Center
    Tacoma, WA
    Established in 1971
  • Waco Blind Rehabilitation Center
    Waco, TX
    Established in 1974
  • Southeastern Blind Rehabilitation Center
    Birmingham, AL
    Established in 1982
  • Puerto Rico Blind Rehabilitation Center
    San Juan, PR
    Established in 1986
  • Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center
    Tucson, AZ
    Established in 1994
  • Augusta Blind Rehabilitation Center
    Augusta, GA
    Established in 1996
  • West Palm Beach Blind Rehabilitation Center
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Established in 2000
  • Long Beach Blind Rehabilitation CenterCenter
    Long Beach, CA
    Established in 2010
  • Biloxi Blind Rehabilitation Center
    Biloxi, MS
    Established in 2010
  • Louis Stokes Cleveland Blind Rehabilitation Center
    Cleveland, OH
    Established in 2010 

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