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Institute for Families


4650 Sunset Blvd Mail stop 111
Los Angeles, CA 90027





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The Institute for Families is a non-profit, voluntary organization dedicated to providing support, information, and understanding to families affected by visual impairment. All services are provided at no cost to families and professionals. Funding is provided by private donations. Established in 1987, the institute provides consultation and therapy for parents, siblings, and extended family members, and refers parents and physicians to organizations specializing in meeting the needs of children with vision impairment. Educational materials include regularly published journal articles, booklets, a regular newsletter, and videotapes that offer practical suggestions and coping strategies for individuals who are visually impaired. The institute also provides nationwide "in service training" for physicians, residents, medical students, nurses, and other healthcare workers to enhance their understanding of issues facing affected families.

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