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Monica May Interviews Lighthouse Volunteers/Former Clients

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Monica May Interviews Lighthouse Volunteers/Former ClientsOrlando radio personality, Monica May, recently interviewed Lighthouse volunteers/former clients, Ned Moye and Goddest Johnson, on her Community Connection radio program.


Empowerment through Employment: Not Just a Tagline

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Empowerment through Employment: Not Just a TaglineDid you know that the number of Florida residents with impaired vision, including blindness, could more than double over the next three decades? The direct and indirect costs of vision problems among all age groups statewide total an amount just shy of $10 billion! If appropriate preventive and rehabilitative steps are not taken, costs will burgeon as the population of Florida ages and the life expectancy increases.

Teen Philanthropist Credits Lighthouse for Her Activism

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Teen Philanthropist Credits Lighthouse for Her ActivismEighteen year old Kari Ross possesses a level of maturity and community-mindedness well beyond her youthful age. The Florida native and high school senior has been connected to the mission of Lighthouse Central Florida for several years, dating back to when her father, a local attorney, first lost his vision.

Message from the President

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 by Lee Nasehi

Message from the PresidentHappy New Year to you all! This year marks 40 years that we have been in this community delivering vision specific, rehabilitation services to Central Florida’s blind and visually impaired. With your help, we will continue to expand our life changing, cutting edge services to Central Floridians of all ages who live with vision loss, while also offering support to their families, friends, colleagues and employers. Let’s make it a banner year!

Against All Odds: A Mother Finds Her Ray of Light

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Against All Odds: A Mother Finds Her Ray of LightGoddest Johnson is a college graduate and trained registered nurse. Despite these accomplishments the 35- year-old single mother of two, counts graduation from Lighthouse’s Independent Living Skills (ILS) course her most meaningful feat to date. Goddest’s journey to this point has been long, difficult…and deeply inspiring...

Tampa Tribune Piece Unnecessarily Stirs Pot

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 by Lee Nasehi

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Tampa Tribune Piece Unnecessarily Stirs PotI want to make you aware of a news article that recently appeared in the Tampa Tribune, titled, “Accrediting agency unneeded, say advocates for the blind”. It rehashes long-standing, contentious issues between the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services (NAC) and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB).

Publix Charities Named Presenting Sponsor for 27th Annual Sight & Sole WalkFest

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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Publix Charities Named Presenting Sponsor for 27th Annual Sight & Sole WalkFestOver the years, the Sight & Sole WalkFest has developed into one of Lighthouse’s most popular annual events! Now in its 27th year, the festival themed family event brings together members of Central Florida’s community of blind and visually impaired with local, community-based businesses and service providers for a fun filled day dedicated to raising awareness of the issues facing Central Floridians who live with vision loss and blindness. This year Lighthouse is honored to partner with Publix Supermarkets Charities to help make the 2016 WalkFest a success.

Advocating for School-Age Funding at State Capitol

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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Advocating for School-Age Funding at  State Capitol Earlier this month members of Lighthouse Central Florida’s Public Policy Committee travelled to the state capitol in Tallahassee to meet with legislators about fully funding a school age program for students aged 6-13 who live with vision loss or complete blindness.


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