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    The Central Illinois Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides programs that meet the emotional, educational, and social needs of the blind and visually impaired of Central Illinois.

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Intensive Beginner Cane Clinic

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018

Time: 9am-12pm

Where: 2905 W Garden Street, Peoria, IL (CICBVI)

Are you or do you know someone in need of long white cane training? Are you unable to access services through the Department of Rehabilitation Services? Then this training is for YOU!

We are happy to introduce our first Beginner Cane Clinic! There is no minimum age requirement, however, you must not be receiving Orientation and Mobility services through the state of Illinois. The clinic will be hosted at the CICBVI by two Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 9am-12pm. During this time, we will cover basic and advanced human guide, how to manipulate the long white cane in a variety of situations, and basic cane technique to navigate your environment (e.g. up and down stairs, around the block, etc). Family members are encouraged the join; we ask that if you are bringing a family member that they transport you to and from the clinic. For those who are attending solo, the CICBVI will provide transportation if you need it within a 15 mile radius of the Center.

If you or someone you know is interested, please contact The Central Illinois Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired at (309) 637-3693 or info@cicbvi.org before February 24, 2018 in order to reserve your place and schedule a time to be fitted for your cane. Space is limited so call soon!

About C.I.C.B.V.I.

The Central Illinois Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, formerly known as the Peoriarea Blind People’s Center until October 2013, was founded on May 9, 1955, by the members of the Illinois Social Club of the Blind and the Peoria District Association of the Blind.  The Center was developed in order to provide vital services and support to individuals facing the uncertainties and challenges related to uncorrectable vision loss.  The Center’s goal is to educate its members and provide them with independent living skills, helping to optimize individuals’ opportunities to lead an independent life.

Location:     2905 W Garden St in Peoria   IL   61605

Phone/Fax           309-637-3693

Call the office today to get involved either as a volunteer, a Board member, or as a client.


Serving the blind and visually impaired 18 and older adult population