Special Olympics

Special Olympics ( Visual Impairments )

Provider: WAYFINDER FAMILY SERVICES

The agency provides recreational programs for blind and visually impaired youth, ages 11 through 17. Services include a Special Olympics event and training, and youth enrichment programs for adolescents. Progams are restricted to youth in Los Angeles County.

The Visions Adventures in Learning Program provides challenging experiences that involve risk-taking in a safe environment; activities include outdoor sports such as rock climbing, hang gliding, white-water rafting, kayaking and skiing. Adventures in Learning events take place throughout the year in different California locations. Staff are well trained in making the unique adventures safe for the visually impaired participants. Some adventures are restricted by age range, such as a rock climb/zip line experience trip for High School age youth.

The agency also holds the annual Junior Blind Olympics, a weekend-long event with Olympic-style competitions for visually impaired youth, ages 5 to 19. APPLICATION PROCEDURE To participate in the Visions Adventures in Learning Progam, youth must demonstrate independent living skills appropriate for their age; submit an essay outlining why they would like to be a part of the experience, and email it to yrivas@juniorblind.org FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE Fees are paid by the referring organization or by SSI; the program charges a non-refundable $25 registration fee per year.
Service Condition Fee

Free

Free
Documentation Required

Address

5300 Angeles Vista Blvd.

Los Angeles , CA 90043 (Physical)

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Service hours
Hours vary.

TDD

(323) 295-2996

Service/Intake

(800) 352-2290 (323) 295-4555 ext 299 (Special Education Non-Public School - Nancy Berger, Principal)

FAX

(323) 296-0424

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