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The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind Or Visually Impaired
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The Chicago Lighthouse
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P Human Services
P86 Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services
G Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
G41 Eye Diseases, Blindness and Vision Impairments
B Educational Institutions
B28 Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled
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The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired is a not-for-profit agency committed to providing the highest quality educational, clinical, vocational, and rehabilitation services for children, youth and adults who are blind or visually impaired, including deaf-blind and multi-disabled. Through its comprehensive range of programs and services, The Lighthouse respects personal dignity and partners with individuals to enhance independent living and self-sufficiency. The Lighthouse is a leader, innovator, and advocate for people who are blind or visually impaired, enhancing the quality of life for all individuals involved at the Lighthouse, and for the community.
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Ms. Janet Szlyk
A native of Massachusetts, Dr. Szlyk previously served as Professor and Director of the Low Vision Research Laboratory in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at UIC since 1992. She won acclaim there for building the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences’ Low Vision Laboratory into an internationally recognized facility with a mission to develop and assess methods, devices and treatments to optimize remaining vision in patients with eye disease.
Szlyk has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Experimental Psychology from Fordham University, and B.A. in Human Biology & Psychology from Brown University. Prior to her many years of experience at UIC, Szlyk served as Rehabilitation Research Career Scientist at US Department of Veterans Affairs’ Rehabilitation Research & Development Service and with Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.
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The Chicago Lighthouse exists to create opportunities for children, youth, and adults through an array of programs and services including: vocational evaluation and training; adaptive technology and computer applications; employment, supported employment, and job placement; education and developmental education; independent living training; low vision rehabilitation clinic services; advocacy; information and referral; and public education.
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In the past year, the Lighthouse's Employment Services Department found jobs for 186 candidates with visual impairments. Among Chicago area firms who hired our people were Americall Group, Inc., Target, Jewel and the Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants. This marks the 18th consecutive year that the Lighthouse has found jobs for over 100 people who are blind or visually impaired.
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