National Adult Blind Advocacy and Support Organizations

American Foundation for the Blind – AFB (non-membership)
AFB advocates for better policies that promote accessibility, equality, and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired. AFB focuses on education, employment, and aging.

Hadley School for the Blind – Hadley (non-membership)
The mission of Hadley is to create personalized learning opportunities that empower people to thrive – at home, at work and in their communities.
Founded in 1920 by William Hadley following his loss of vision at age 55, Hadley offers education free of charge to anyone with a visual impairment, as well as families and professionals serving them. Today, Hadley serves nearly 150,000 individuals each year, from all 50 states and in 100 countries. Hadley is also the largest educator of braille worldwide.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Hadley relies on contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations to fund its programs.

American Council of the Blind – ACB (membership organization)
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.

National Federation of the Blind – NFB
NFB strives to promote the economic and social welfare of the blind.

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children – POBC and NOPBC
Founded in 1983 under the leadership of NFB, the NOPBC is a national membership organization of parents and friends of blind children reaching out to each other to give vital support, encouragement, and information.

Lighthouse Guild Support Services – Lighthouse Patients-Families

Support Services

Lighthouse Guild offers other programs and resources for parents and teens with our tele-support groups. Through our National Tele-Support Network for Parents of Children with Visual Impairment, you can connect with other parents to share resources, experiences, strength, and hope, and our Youth Transition Program helps students prepare for life after high school, including the transition to college.