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Blind Children's Learning Center

Serving Children with Visual Impairments About Us Few schools can match the ability of the BCLC faculty and staff in addressing the developmental needs of each student. Their skills in providing an artful balance of nurturing support and challenging therapies distinguish our faculty and staff as extraordinary educators. Through demonstrating in and out of the classroom deep respect for the unique capabilities and talents of their students, our teachers, volunteers and administrators create an environment that prepares BCLC students for independent and productive lives. Your support is an essential component to our combined efforts in preparing each student for success in life as they meet and face the challenges of an ever-changing world. By working together, we can empower our students to fulfill their highest potential and to make a difference as productive contributors to society. Thank you for joining the BCLC community in its service to our area's blind, visually impaired and deaf-blind children. History Imagine for a moment being a blind person in Orange County in 1962. There are no services or support organizations. Transportation for the visually impaired is scarce or non-existent. You are in a world of isolation and dependence. It was against this backdrop that six blind adults formed the Blind Children?s Learning Center?originally called Services for the Blind Orange County. The founders knew the critical needs of the blind, and turned to one another for support, suggestions and solutions. The founders quickly discovered the key to helping visually impaired children was to start working with them at a very young age. Equally important was the need for follow-through during their school years - to build confidence and self-esteem. Only then could visually impaired children overcome the many obstacles they would encounter as they grew and matured. With this in mind, the Blind Children?s Learning Center developed a learning model that draws children into the mainstream of life early and begins teaching them the skills they will need throughout their lives. For nearly 50 years blind, visually impaired and deaf-blind children have had the opportunity to grow, thrive and learn. The results of this progressive method speak for themselves.
  
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