Affiliated Blind of Louisiana was the dream of Mr. John Lemaire, blind himself, he imagined a rehabilitation training center for the blind in Louisiana. In 1983, he and a group of blind individuals and their supporters began the Affiliated Blind of Louisiana, Inc. This membership organization through fundraisers, hard work, and prayer achieved their goal. They purchased the property that is today the ABL Training Center.
The ABL Training Center has become a state of the art facility instructing thousands of visually impaired, blind, and Deaf-Blind individuals since their inception. Now, ABL is still growing strong, providing premier programs and services.