Rehabilitation training provided includes:
Independent Living Skills—Learn adaptations for cooking, cleaning, money management, home organization, personal care and other daily tasks.
Orientation & Mobility Training—Discover new techniques for traveling independently and safely, problem solving, and accessing public transportation.
Diabetes Self-Management—Become familiar with resources and techniques to help you manage your diabetes. Classes focus on managing medication, diet and monitoring blood sugar levels.
Adaptive Computer Training—Our specialized training teaches keyboarding, Windows operating system, word processing, e-mail and Internet using magnifying or screen-reading software.
Individual & Group Counseling—Individuals and family members discuss the emotional and physical impact of vision loss, coping skills and solutions.
Early Intervention—Focusing on developing mobility, sensory, motor, cognitive and social skills, our instructors provide hands-on tutelage for children, ages birth to 6 and their family members, to build a solid foundation increasing each child’s success in school, at home and later in life.
Camp Vision & Life Skills Camp—A summer program for youth, ages 6-9 and 10-15, provides new experiences through field trips and special activities.
Teen Transition Program—Empowers youth, 14 and older, to become self-sufficient. The youth receive training in personal, financial and home management; prepare for careers and higher education; and enhance their skills with technology.
Programs provided by Lighthouse of Pinellas address a critical need:
• Today, there are nearly 40,000 individuals in Pinellas County who are experiencing sever vision loss.
• At least one-half of our residents over the age of 65 are at high risk of losing vision from Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, or Diabetes.
• In the state of Florida alone, more than 5,000 children are blind or visually impaired.