Divisions, Chapters, and Training Resources

Specific  people, specific needs, in specific areas.

Divisions:

The National Federation of the Blind of Indiana houses many different divisions that are comprised of people with specific areas of need. For example, you might be a parent of a blind child and are looking to network with someone in that area of our organization. TO answer that need, the NFB of Indiana has developed a parents division. Maybe you are, or know an adult who is losing or has lost vision due to diabetes. We also have a diabetic division that caters to that need. We have several different divisions for several different interests. Feel free to scrol through the list of such, and contact the person that may best be able to help you.

Indiana Parents of Blind Children

Amber Hall, President

Email: ahall238@yahoo.com

Website: facebook.com/pages/Indiana-Parents-of-Blind-Children-IPOBC/109679369065482

Diabetic Division

Jean Brown President

E-mail: jb007d@att.net

Performing Arts Division

Jordy Stringer President

E- mail: jordystringer83@gmail.com

 

Chapters  in your area

 

If you are looking for a chapter in your area, we have a few around the state. Feel free to scroll through the list below and contact anyone in your area of interest.

 

NFB Fort Wayne Chapter

For information about the NFB of Fort Wayne, Indiana chapter or to schedule a speaker for your meeting or event, please contact us at:

web site: nfbfortwayne.org

Email: nfbfortwayne@gmail.com

Telephone:260.267.0632 (that’s 260.267.0NFB)

 

NFB Indianapolis Chapter

Our standing meetings are on the second Saturday of every month from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

We meet at the Indiana state library in room 211 located at 315 W. Ohio St. Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information contact chapter Mike Dixon

Email: madixon1@earthlink.net

 

Northwest Indiana Chapter

Our standing meetings are on the third Saturday of every month at 12:00 to 02:00pm. We meet at the Gary Public Library Brunswick Branch 4030 W 5th ave.

For more information contact chapter president Jennifer Piening.

Email: hannapaws@gmail.com

 

Circle City Chapter

We meet on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Our meeting location is 3737 N. MeridianAvenue Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information

contact chapter president Lee Martin.

Email: lches@sbcglobal.net

 

 

Training Centers.

With out a doubt, training is a highly valuable tool that grants the tools for your transition into, or back into the work field. You usually only get one chance to get the quality training that you need. Here are the list of recommended training centers.

 

NFB Training Centers

BLIND, Incorporated (Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions, Incorporated)Shawn Mayo, Director100 East 22nd Street SouthMinneapolis, Minnesota 55404Phone:

612-872-0100Toll Free: 800-597-9558Fax: 612-872-9358

Email: info@blindinc.org

Website: http://www.blindinc.org/

 

Colorado Center for the Blind

Julie Deden, Director

2233 West Shepperd Avenue

Littleton, Colorado 80120Phone: 303-778-1130Toll Free: 800-401-4632Fax: 303-778-1598

Email: jdeden@cocenter.org

Website: http://www.cocenter.org/

 

Louisiana Center for the Blind

Pam Allen, Director

101 South Trenton Street

Ruston, Louisiana 71270Phone: 318-251-2891Toll Free: 800-234-4166

Email: pallen@lcb-ruston.com

Website: http://www.lcb-ruston.com/

 

Other State Resources

Library Services

Indiana Talking Book and Braille LibraryIndiana State Library140 North Senate AvenueIndianapolis, Indiana 46204Phone: 317-232-3684Toll Free: 800-622-4970

 

Rehabilitation Services

Bosma Enterprises 8020 Zionsville RoadIndianapolis, Indiana 46268Phone: 317-684-0600Toll Free: 888-567-3422

 

Children Services

Office of Special EducationIndiana Department of Education Anne Davis, Director of Special Education151 West Ohio StreetIndianapolis, Indiana 46204Phone:

317-232-0570Toll Free: 877-851-4106Fax: 317-232-0589

Website: http://www.doe.state.in.us/exceptional/speced/welcome.html

 

More information.

For more information about blindness, please contact the Jacobus tenBroek Library of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute at 410-659-9314

or send a message to jtblibrary@nfb.org

 

 

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