The Chicago Lighthouse for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
The Chicago Lighthouse, whose credo is "because there is still hope," was founded in 1906, and is one of the nation's most comprehensive social service agencies. Its mission is to provide the highest quality education, clinical, vocational and rehabilitation services for children, youth and adults who are blind or visually impaired, including deaf-blind and multi-disabled. Specifically for children, the Lighthouse offers a nationally acclaimed school for children with multi-disabilities, a Birth to Three Early Intervention Program for infants and families, a blended preschool with children who are blind or visually impaired and those who are sighted, the Sandy and Rick Forsythe Center for Comprehensive Vision Care, a Scholarship Program for post-secondary education, and a Tools for Living retail store with an extensive supply of adaptive technology.