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SOUTH CAROLINA REGIONAL GROUP 

BLINDED VETERANS ASSOCIATION


 



BLIND REHABILITATION CENTER (BRC)

The Blind Rehabilitation Centers (BRC) are residential inpatient programs that provide comprehensive adjustment to blindness training and serve as a resource to a geographic area usually comprised of several states.  BRCs offer a variety of skill courses designed to help blinded Veterans achieve a realistic level of independence. These skill areas include:

Orientation and mobility
Communication skills
Activities of daily living
Manual skills
Visual skills
Computer access system with training
     (Includes all iDevices; iPhone, iPad etc)
Social/recreational activities
The Veteran is also assisted in making emotional and behavioral adjustments to blindness through individual counseling sessions and group therapy meetings.




​                  BLIND REHABILITATION CENTERS

Central Blind Rehabilitation Center
Hines, IL
First BRC program established in the U.S.
Established in 1948
Blind Rehabilitation Centers

Western Blind Rehabilitation Center
Palo Alto, CA
Established in 1967

Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center
West Haven, CT
Established in 1969

American Lake Blind Rehabilitation Center
Tacoma, WA
Established in 1971

Waco Blind Rehabilitation Center
Waco, TX
Established in 1974

Southeastern Blind Rehabilitation Center
Birmingham, AL
Established in 1982

Puerto Rico Blind Rehabilitation Center
San Juan, PR
Established in 1986

Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center
Tucson, AZ
Established in 1994

Augusta Blind Rehabilitation Center
Augusta, GA
Established in 1996

West Palm Beach Blind Rehabilitation Center
West Palm Beach, FL
Established in 2000

Long Beach Blind Rehabilitation CenterCenter
Long Beach, CA
Established in 2010

Biloxi Blind Rehabilitation Center
Biloxi, MS
Established in 2010

Louis Stokes Cleveland Blind Rehabilitation Center
Cleveland, OH
Established in 2010

WHAT TO EXPECT AT A BRC