Lighthouse of the Big Bend, Inc.

Tallahassee, FL   |  www.lighthousebigbend.org

Mission

The mission of Lighthouse of the Big Bend is to enhance the lives of individuals who live with vision loss in the Big Bend area through direct services, community engagement, and education. The purpose of the Lighthouse is to serve individuals who are visually impaired or blind to assist them in regaining, maintaining or increasing their independence in life.

Ruling year info

1983

Principal Officer

Kim Galban-Countryman

Main address

3071 Highland Oaks Terrace

Tallahassee, FL 32301 USA

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EIN

59-2288754

NTEE code info

Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services (P86)

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

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Adult Programs

Lighthouse of the Big Bend offers adjustment counseling, information and referrals, and education. Employment Skills: Assistance with resume writing, job searching, completing job applications, interviewing techniques, and self-advocacy. Daily Living Techniques: Methods for cleaning, cooking, hygiene, clothing identification, telling time, eating, food identification, etc. are taught. Communication: Specialists help clients with reading, writing checks, signatures, typing, phone use, and braille instruction. Orientation & Mobility: Clients can learn how to move safely and confidently. Learn to navigate stairs, navigate through open spaces, travel on campus or at work, cross streets, use public transportation, sighted guide, locate dropped objects, use a cane, and learn about guide dogs. Computer Skills: Clients learn about adaptive computer software, keyboard skills, Internet access, email, word processing and spreadsheet skills. Support Groups: Several discussion forums are available through Lighthouse of the Big Bend. Clients can attend a group in person or call in.

Population(s) Served

Youth Programs

Early Intervention
The Early Intervention program is for children age 0-6. Specialist train children in the areas of child development such as communicative, daily living, sensory and motor, and cognitive development. Services are offered to both the children and their families. Early Intervention Specialist offers instruction in the home, at day care, at school or in the community. The learning maximizes the vision of the child in a fun and empowering way. The children learn how to manage life without format. Early Intervention is crucial in preventing developmental delays due to vision impairments. Each child in the program has a specialized service plan to meet the goals and needs of each child. Each family is informed of the service plan. Consistent communication is maintained in regards to progress.

Expanded Core Curriculum Children’s Program
The Expand Core Curriculum Children’s Program is for children age 6-12. The expanded core curriculum includes compensatory or functional academic skills including communication modes, orientation and mobility, social interaction skills, independent living skills, recreation and leisure skills, career education, use of assistive technology, and visual efficiency skills. These components are outside of the general education curriculum but are crucial for children who are visually impaired. Mastery of the components ensures that these children are successful throughout life. Children in the program have one-on-one lessons and group lessons. The lessons cover the components of the curriculum. Each child in the program has a specialized service plan that is developed to meet each child’s goals and needs. Each child in the program has a specialized service plan to meet the goals and needs of each child. Each family is informed of the service plan. Consistent communication is maintained in regards to progress.

Transition Program
The Transition Program is for students age 14 – 22. The Expanded Core Curriculum is used for these students but is expanded to include vocation training, post-secondary school readiness and social experiences. Students meet weekly in group sessions and one-on-one. Each student has a personalized service plan to meet the students’ needs and goals. Students will use to skills gained to transition from high school to employment, college or a vocational school. Services to students in this program include lessons in technology and independent living skills. Students in the Transitions program improve in their independence, grow confidence, and strengthen their overall mental and physical health and well-being.

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Accreditations

National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped (NAC) - Accreditation 2016

Financials

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Lighthouse of the Big Bend, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 12/20/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Board President Fred Sanguliano

Business Owner, Retired

Term: 2016 - 2018


Board co-chair

Board Co-Chair Jada Christie

National Federation of the Blind President / Volunteer

Term: 2016 - 2018

Fred Sanguiliano

Retired Business Owner/Community Volunteer

Jada Christie

National Federation for the Blind/Community Volunteer

Nicholas Swaine

Infinity Software Development

Doug Bailey

Retired

Jon Peck

Sachs Media Group, Vice President of Public Relations

Neil Rambana

Attorney, Rambana & Ricci, P.L.L.C.

Dr. Fang Sarah Ko

Eye Associates of Tallahassee

Ed Kimmel

Retired