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Youth Program2018-09-18T15:45:35+00:00

Free Program for School-Age Youth

Braille Institute’s Youth Program aims to create a solid foundation among school-age youth (ages 7 to 19) by working with educators and parents through workshops led by our Child Development Program, to set realistic goals based on each student’s ability. Our curriculum supports the nine areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum which include;

  • Career Education
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Self-Determination
  • Sensory Efficiency
  • Social Interaction Skills
  • Compensatory Skills
  • Assistive Technology

Through strategic workshops and hands-on learning, students and their families are exposed to key resources via partnerships that include college visits, career exploration, Johnny Mercer music program, and advocacy support to promote independence and self-determination that lead to a better quality of life long-term.

Fall 2018 Program – Assistive Technology

This Fall our Youth Program will teach Assistive Technology by having each student build their own customized ‘tool belt’ to help live more independently and prepare for future goals, regardless of what they may be. Assistive Technology is one of nine primary areas under the Expanded Core Curriculum, which is the focus of our Youth Program. The main purpose of the Fall term is to provide students with foundational skills that can be built on. Hands-on lessons will include the following and more:

  1. General Introduction to Assistive Technology
  2. Mobile Devices and Apps Overview
  3. How to Pair a Refreshable Braille Display with an iPad
  4. Careers in Technology for Visually Impaired and Blind Adults
  5. Practice Makes Perfect
  6. Applied Skills Outing
  7. Open House

To register for our Fall 2018 Program or to get more information, please reach out to Jacky Garcia at jgarcia@brailleinstitute.org or call (323) 906-3104 

Fall 2018 Program Dates

September 8, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

September 22, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

October 6, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

October 20, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

October 27 – CANE QUEST, 8:30 a.m – 3 p.m.

November 10, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

November 17 – BEST IN TECH, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

September 15, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

September 29, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

October 13, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

October 27 – CANE QUEST, 8:30 a.m – 3 p.m.

November 3rd, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

November 17 – BEST IN TECH, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

December 8, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

September 28, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

October 19, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

October 27 – CANE QUEST,  9 a.m. -3 p.m.

November 17 – BEST IN TECH, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

November 30, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

December 14th

Youth Highland Outreach Days

Please note: enrolled county students only

September 18, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

october 23, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

November 27, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

December 11, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

September 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

September 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

October 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

October 27 – CANE QUEST,  9 a.m. -3 p.m.

November 3rd, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

November 17 – BEST IN TECH, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

December 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

October 27 – CANE QUEST,  9 a.m. -3 p.m.

November 17 – BEST IN TECH, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.