Early Intervention Program
The Miami Lighthouse Early Intervention Program provides high quality services for visually impaired blind babies, toddlers and their parents. Through individualized child and family plans, the program provides developmental training for young children as well as addressing their needs and builds upon the assets of the adults in each child's life. Program goals include the developmental functioning of participating children (ages birth to five); increasing the level of parent involvement in their child's development; and increasing the capacity of other service providers to address visual impairment problems.
The Summer Training and Recreation Program
The Summer Training and Recreation Program (STAR) is a six-week summer camp providing services to blind or visually impaired children ages 5- 13. The program offers fun, engaging, and enriching activities focusing on literacy, technology, physical fitness, social skills development, art and music. Two Saturdays a month, teacher planning and school holidays is also devoted to Braille and Technology literacy. These programs help children sharpen their life skills, learn computer skills and reinforce their Braille literacy.
Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program
The goal of the Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program is to assure that all financially disadvantaged schoolchildren who fail their vision screening have access to a comprehensive eye examination including dilation and glasses, if required, to ensure academic success. Following the Florida Statute which sets standards of care, the Program provides an eye examination with dilation so that underlying medical conditions can be diagnosed and appropriate medical referrals made. Glasses are prescribed if required. These free services are offered statewide either on-site at schools via four mobile eye clinics or by our network of nearly 2,000 participating optometrists.
The Miami Lighthouse Music Program
The Miami Lighthouse Music Program provides innovative year-round music education targeting sighted and visually impaired young adults, utilizing music appreciation, instruction and exploration as the tools to foster work readiness skills, and enhance self-efficacy and positive peer relations. It paves the way for our students to enter mainstream careers in the music field and provides the opportunity for blind musicians to learn how to work and perform in a sighted world. Braille Music is taught through a copyrighted distance learning curriculum.
The Independent Living program
The Independent Living program is for individuals who are not employed and intend to remain in their homes. These clients have the opportunity to receive orientation and mobility training and personal management instruction. They can also receive basic computer training, participate in our social group activities, receive low vision services, as well as counseling services. Our independent living program consist of two age groups; Independent Living Adult Program (age 54 and under) and Independent Living Older Blind (Age 55 and over)