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Join Us for VI Family Fun Day! 

Come and join us at Affiliated Blind of Louisiana for VI Family Fun Day, Saturday, June 25th, 2022 form 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Hosted by Blind Grace, LA AER Chapter & Affiliated Blind of Louisiana, Training Center. There will be activities for all ages to enjoy such as games, prizes, educational vendor, exhibitors, food, music and more!

Click here to register today! https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTQ4NTMz

                          Camp ABLE

Affiliated Blind of Louisiana invites you to join us at Camp ABLE 2022!

Saturday, June 25 – Saturday, July 2, 2022

We’re on the move to an exciting summer for High School Students, ages 16-21.

Start your week on Saturday, June 25 with a Family Fun Day sponsored by Blind Grace at the ABL Training Center. Check in at the dorms to begin your exciting week at camp!

Weekly Camp ABLE activities include:

  • Independent Living lessons including cooking, cleaning, and money management.
  • Orientation and Mobility field trips to Epic Entertainment, Acadiana Lanes, Zoosiana, Borden’s Ice Cream Shop and even more.
  • Technology Classes teaching you about programs and apps that you can use for safe travel, reading, or just to have some fun
  • Job Exploration groups that will inspire you to explore all the employment opportunities available to you, including job site excursions.
  • Self-Advocacy seminars educating you on how to speak out and communicate your needs to others around you.

End your week on Saturday, July 2 with a Goodbye brunch, and certificate presentation from 10:00am to noon. Check out of your dorm room and make plans to come back next year!

We want you to have lots of fun at Camp ABLE while beginning pre-employment activities to introduce you to ideas that will shape your future. You can make the right decisions about what training, education, and occupation is right for you and we want to help!

Click the link to register online: https://forms.gle/wtJfiBDyZqpcQC5bA

Do you or your parents have Questions? Call Chyvonne W. Blanchard at (337) 234-6492 or e-mail chyvonneb@affiliatedblind.org.

Action and Considerations Due to Covid-19/Coronavirus

Affiliated Blind of Louisiana is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health and safety of all students, staff, and visitors. We are continuing to monitor recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), as well state and local health officials, on an on-going basis for recommendations and to ensure we are following the latest requirements to curb the prevention and spread of the COVID-19/Coronavirus.

Action

As part of the mitigation strategy, our campus is closed to tours, visitors, and guests; although staff will be working during this time. All on-site events, conferences, and gatherings have been cancelled or postponed, and staff travel for work has been discontinued as well. 

Considerations

While staff are working, we will continue to be available by phone, text, video phone, and email and will be providing as many services as possible through these means and/or alternative formats. We understand the importance of our services to the individuals we serve and will do our best to maintain the provision of as many services as possible given these unique circumstances. We will continue to provide updates about any changes through our website, email, and on social media. Please stay safe, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Susan Reed, Program Director, by calling (337)234-6492 or emailing susanr@affiliatedblind.org. 

How Can You Help?

To help in any way, please contact us here at the ABL Training Center by giving us a call, making a donation, or just stopping by.