Pennsylvania Parents of Blind Children

The goal of the Pennsylvania Parents of Blind Children (PPBC) is to help blind/vision impaired children grow up to be productive, fully functioning, independent members of society and to help blind/VI children with additional disabilities reach their full potential.

PPBC offers:

  • Emotional support, information, referrals, training, and advocacy
  • A positive attitude toward blindness/vision impairment and the abilities of blind/VI people
  • Networking and contact with other families and with blind/VI adults
  • The In Touch newsletter and Future Reflections magazine, full of practical info and tips
  • Activities for parents, teachers, and children
  • A voice on state and national boards and ongoing interaction with legislators to work toward improving services and increasing opportunities for blind/VI children
  • Affiliation with national organizations offering the resources, information, and support of 50,000 blind/VI adults and parents of blind/VI children across the country

In addition, we offer the following free literature packets:

  • Blind Students in the Elementary Classroom
  • Program Brochure Packet
  • Early Childhood
  • Low Vision (Children)
  • Blind Teens
  • Parents of Blind Children
  • Braille Literacy (Children)
  • Cane Travel/O&M (Children)
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Multiply Disabled/Blind (Children)
  • Social Skills (Children)

WE’RE HERE FOR YOU! Call, write, or email anytime. To learn more about PPBC and to receive a schedule of meeting dates and times, please contact President Emily Gindlesperger at pobc@nfbp.org.