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
Computer Access Training (CAT) (includes all iDevices)
Social and Recreational Services
LASTLY, The Veteran is also assisted in making emotional and behavioral adjustments to blindness through individual counseling sessions and group therapy meetings

BLIND REHABILITATION VIDEOS - PALO ALTO

Check out this great video about the Blind Rehabilitation Program –
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BLIND REHABILITATION CENTER LISTINGS....

Central Blind Rehabilitation Center, Hines, IL
  • First BRC program started in the U.S.
  • Established in 1948
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