Early Intervention Programs
Helping infants & young children who are blind or visually impaired to develop skills for independence and prepare for school.
Independent Living Programs
Teaching individuals who are newly blind or visually impaired the skills needed to gain independence.
Providing individuals who are blind or visually impaired with vocational training and employment opportunities.
Transition for Teens
Preparing teens who are blind or visually impaired for college, the workforce and independent living.
Maximizing Independence and Providing Employment Opportunities
Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision provides on-site comprehensive rehabilitation programs for persons who are blind or visually impaired in two locations in Florida. On-site services are provided in Tampa and in Winter Haven for persons residing in Hillsborough, Polk, and Hardee counties.
Our training programs are designed to help individuals who have recently lost part or all of their vision to gain the skills needed to perform daily living tasks independently and maintain their employment. Rehabilitation Engineering services are provided Statewide by Lighthouse Assistive Technology Specialists to help blind or visually impaired individuals maintain their existing employment through the use of assistive technology and devices.
If you or someone you know has an uncorrectable visual impairment that significantly affects daily activities, or interferes with employment and employment related tasks, please refer to our eligibility guidelines to see if you or they qualify to receive some or all of our services.
Special Notice: Hurricane season starts June 1st. Now is the time to start thinking about where you will go if you need to be evacuated. Please use the following links to find information on Special Needs Shelters (qualification criteria and locations) in your area should you need to be evacuated.
Lighthouse Parent Resource: Summer Program Recap
We had a great summer with our Children’s and Transition Programs! One of the areas of focus this summer was on Independent Living Skills – all the important day-to-day skills that we need as adults to take care of ourselves. But these skills aren’t just for the Lighthouse or for the Summer! Kids need to […]Read more
SAVE THE DATE
Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision is having its' 5th Annual Dining in the Dark event Saturday, October 5th at the Centre Club in downtown Tampa. The fun begins at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction prior to dinner! Registration is open, so don't miss your opportunity to attend!! Visit our Donate Now page to reserve your seat!