The NOPBC is a national membership organization of parents and friends of blind children. They feel that the real problem with blindness isn't the sightlessness; the real problem is the misunderstanding and lack of information that exists. They seek to fight this by providing mutual support, encouragement, and information.
A division of the National Federation of the Blind, The NOPBC is working to achieve the following goals:
- To create a climate of opportunity for blind children in home and society.
- To provide information and support to parents of blind children.
- To facilitate the sharing of experience and concerns among parents of blind children.
- To develop and expand resources available to parents and their children.
- To help parents of blind children gain understanding and perspective through partnership and contact with blind adults.
- To function as an integral part of the National Federation of the Blind in its ongoing effort to eliminate discrimination and prejudice against the blind and to achieve for the blind security, equality, and opportunity.
The NOPBC has a number of programs, including seminars for parents, a braille pen-pal service (Slate Pals) for the kids, and a magazine, Future Reflections, for parents and educators of blind children.
For more information, including how to join NOPBC, go to their online brochure or write to them at the address below.
The National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone: 410-659-9314 ext. 360