Blindness and Brain and Spinal Injuries

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BLINDNESS

American Foundation for the Blind
Resources for those living with blindness or visual impairment.
800-232-5463
www.afb.org

Blind Community Center of San Diego
Resources, support, and recreational opportunities for blind and visually impaired adults and children.
1805 Upas St., SD, 92103
619-298-5021
www.bccsd.org

Braille Institute (San Diego Braille Institute Regional Sight Center)
Resources, programs and a variety of social opportunities for individuals with blindness or visual impairment.
4555 Executive Dr.

SD, 92121
858-452-1111
www.brailleinstitute.org/sandiego

Learning Ally
(See listing under Dyslexia)

National Braille Challenge (Braille Institute)
A “spelling bee” of sorts testing Braille spelling, comprehension, speed accuracy and chart and graph reading for blind students. Children can win cash prizes and adaptive equipment.
Los Angeles, CA

323-663-1111
800-BRAILLE
www.brailleinstitute.org

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Free library program of Braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.
888-657-7323
www.loc.gov/nls

San Diego Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired
Vision rehabilitation services including assistive tech, counseling, education, advocacy, and facility assessment.
5922 El Cajon Blvd.

SD, 92115
619-583-1542



1385 Bonair Rd.

Vista, CA 92084
760-758-5956
www.sdcb.org

The Vision of Children Foundation
Through ongoing research provides resources, tools and support to visually impaired individuals and their families.
12555 High Bluff Dr. #330

SD, 92130
858-314-7917
www.visionofchildren.org

 

BRAIN and SPINAL CORD INJURIES

Brain Injury Association of America
Information on the diagnosis and treatment of brain injury.
800-444-6443
www.biausa.org

Brain Injury Resource Center
The largest web-based collection of medical and legal information about brain injury.
866-882-7246
www.headinjury.com

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
Research, education and resources for those living with MS.
800-532-7667
www.mymsaa.org

National Brain Tumor Society
Research, drug development, clinical trials, advocacy and resources for those with brain tumors.
617-924-9997
www.braintumor.org

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
(See listing under Blindness)

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
12121 Scripps Summit Dr. #190 
SD, 92131

800-344-4867

www.nationalmssociety.org

United Spinal Association
Support and services for the spinal cord injury and disease community.
www.unitedspinal.org

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
Provides resources, education, community awareness and adult housing for those with brain injury.
619-294-6541
www.sdbif.org

Spina Bifida Association – Greater San Diego Support
Provides education, advocacy and resources for those living with Spina Bifida.
619-491-9018
www.spinabifidaassociation.org

Tri-City Medical Center Robotic, Orthopaedic and Spine Institute
Leading edge services with the region’s only Mazor Robotics guidance system for minimally invasive spinal surgery. Uses Hana surgical table for hip replacement and e+ Vitamin E total knee replacement procedure.
4002 Vista Way

Oceanside, CA 92056
760-940-3000
www.tricitymed.org/orthopedic-help/

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