Useful Links

Believing that access to reliable information is the cornerstone of knowledge, PlayopolisToys offers links to the websites of organizations offering products and services of interest to parents and professionals seeking to meet the diverse needs of children from birth through age five.

The Blind Children’s Learning Center of Orange County
Provides direct services to blind, visually impaired and deaf/blind children, birth to 21 years of age. Three core programs: Infant Family Focus (birth to three years), Early Childhood Center (six months to six years), Youth Outreach (Kindergarten thru 12th grade). Services include: Speech and Language, Orientation and Mobility, Braille Instruction, Occupational Therapy, Technology, Tutoring, Counseling, and Family Support.

Article: Music in the Life of a Blind Child

Contact: Carolyn Baker
18542 – B Vanderlip Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 714.573.8888

Braille Institute of America, Inc.

En Espanol
Braille Institute is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate blindness and severe sight loss as a barrier to a fulfilling life.

741 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Phone: 323.663.1111 or toll-free: 1 800.BRAILLE (272.4553))

The Center for the Partially Sighted
The Center provides comprehensive low vision care for children and adults with impaired sight. Their Children’s Program is devoted exclusively to helping children with unique vision problems, including those with eye diseases, visual processing problems and legally blind children with remaining sight. In addition to optometric evaluations and low vision devices, their Family Resource Project provides ongoing resources and referrals, education, advocacy and support for parents and children in our program.

Contact: Patricia Jordan, Public Information Manager
6101 W. Centinela Avenue, Suite 150
Culver City, CA 90230
Phone: 310.988.1970

Vision Research ROPARD Foundation
A nonprofit dedicated to working with children with pediatric retinal diseases, primarily retinopathy of prematurity, ROPARD funds clinically relevant research seeking to understand, treat, and prevent childhood retinal diseases. They also assist families with children with pediatric retinal diseases through their free Children’s Low Vision Resource Center.

39650 Orchard Hill Place
Novi, MI 48375
Phone: 248.319.0161
Toll-free: 800.788.2020

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