VISIONS Summer Programs for Blind Teens

New York, NY

Overview

Blind youth face many of the same problems as their sighted peers - substance abuse, teen pregnancy, adapting to physical changes, fitting in with other kids -- and they are blind. VISIONS offers several summer program that help blind teens to integrate into college and life beyond school.

VISIONS programs include:

Summer Transition Program at Queens College: The VISIONS Summer Transition Program is a four week residential experience designed to build legally blind students' skills for independence, college and employment.

Pre-College Program at Manhattanville College: The goal of the VISIONS Pre-College Program is to provide legally blind high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to refine their academic, social and independent living skills before commencing full time college studies.

Work Experience Training & Internships: Internships for high school, college and out of school youth are provided at VISIONS at Selis Manor, VISIONS VCB (over age 18), and in a variety of community settings including senior centers, day care, and offices. Participants receive a financial reimbursement to cover the cost of transportation, lunch and other expenses. For summer experiences, participants should attend prevocational training before going to their worksite.

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