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Jalapenos in the Oatmeal: A Blog about vision loss

by Social Worker Jeff Flodin.


Blind Service Association logo

BlindServiceAssociation.Org –

17 N. State St., #1050
Chicago, IL 60602

Volunteer-based organization that provides a range of services.


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ICRE Wood logo

ICRE Wood –

1950 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608
The Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education – Roosevelt (ICRE-R) is a residential school for students with severe physical disabilities and other health impairments, located in the Illinois Medical District of Chicago


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American Council for the Blind logo

American Council for the Blind  –

The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life, for all blind and visually-impaired people.


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Access Living Logo

AccessLiving.Org –

614 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60607

This cross-disability organization fosters the dignity, pride and self-esteem of people with disabilities and enhances the options available to them so they may choose and maintain individualized and satisfying lifestyles. 

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Hadley logo

hadley.edu –

700 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093

Offers accredited correspondence courses for legally and totally blind people, their families, and professionals serving the blind.

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Spectrios Institute for Low Vision logo

spectrios.org –

219 E. Cole Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Fax: 630-690-9037

Comprehensive program for people, of all ages, with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and other low-vision impairment. Low-vision clinic available.

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dhs.state.il.us –

1151 S. Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60612
TDD: 312-633-3570
Fax: 312-633-3575

Provides rehabilitation and adjustment training for adults. Services include training in daily living skills, orientation and mobility, low vision evaluations, and support groups.

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AFB American Foundation for the Blind logo

afb.org – American Foundation for the Blind

1110 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001

Provides resource information about agencies throughout the United States and Canada serving the needs of people who are blind and visually impaired.

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The Chicago Lighthouse logo

ChicagoLighthouse.Org –

1850 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608-1298
TDD: 312-666-8874

Provides high-quality educational, clinical, vocational, and rehabilitation services for children, youth, and adults who are blind or visually impaired. Low-vision clinic available. Retail store with independent living aids and adaptive technology available.

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Second Sense logo

Second-Sense.org –

65 East Wacker Place, Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60601
Fax: 312-236-8128

Second Sense provides comprehensive vision rehabilitation services for adults with vision loss by certified professionals. Client centered training and education focus on daily living, assistive technology and orientation and mobility skills.

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