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Eye cancer is a general term used to describe many types of tumors that can start in various parts of the eye. It occurs when healthy cells in or around the eye change and grow uncontrollably, forming a mass called a tumor. A tumor may be benign or cancerous. A benign tumor means the tumor can grow but will not spread. The key to health is prevention and education is the first step in the right direction. Knowing your facts is essential, check out our resources below and become informed.

Eye Cancer Network

Information about the diagnosis and treatment of ocular tumors, eye cancer, and orbital diseases for patients, their families, and the health professionals who care for them.

www.eyecancer.com

National Retinoblastoma Research Support

Disseminates information and resources to families dealing with emotional pain and anxieties related to having a child with retinoblastoma.

www.eyecancermd.org

Retinoblastoma International

Information, answers to FAQs, children’s stories, etc.

https://nei.nih.gov/node/2148

American Council of the Blind*

Membership organization, information and referral, advocacy, specific college scholarships, job listings on the web site, monthly magazine. Annually awards approximately 20 scholarships ranging in amounts from $1,000 to $4,000 to vocational, entering freshmen, undergraduate and graduate college students who are legally blind, maintain a 3.3 GPA and are involved in their school/local community.

www.acb.org

American Foundation for the Blind*

Information requests, publications, talking books and other materials, disability specific scholarships. Scholarships for blind students pursuing a college degree. American Printing House for the Blind aph.org Creates educational, workplace and lifestyle products and services for blind catalogs at no cost in print and on cassette.

www.afb.org

Association for Education and Rehab of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Disability specific scholarships, information and referral.*

www.aerbvi.org

Association on Higher Education and Disability

Newsletter, bibliography of resources, employment exchange, journal.

www.ahead.org

Vision Council of America

Information on general eye care and specific eye diseases and conditions.

www.thevisioncouncil.org  

Blind Children’s Center

Infant-preschool level services in Los Angeles, CA, publications or teachers/parents.

www.blindchildrenscenter.org

Blinded Veterans Association

Disability-specific scholarships

www.bva.org  

Braille Institute

Information and referral, youth and adult programs, student and library services, catalog for the visually impaired, national resource line, Braille Press.

www.brailleinstitute.org

Council of Citizens with Low Vision International

College scholarships, pamphlets, quarterly newsletter

www.cclvi.org

Hadley School for the Blind

Distance education for the blind or visually impaired.

www.hadley.edu

Institute for Families

Support for families of visually impaired children books, videos, and support services.

www.instituteforfamilies.org 

Library Reproduction Service

Large print reproductions of any and all educational materials. Delivery 2-8 weeks, order catalog.

www.largeprintschoolbooks.com 

Lighthouse of Houston*

Education programs, camps, tech training, job placement. Each year, the Lighthouse Guild scholarship program helps outstanding and deserving legally blind high school students from across the country attend college with scholarships of up to $10,000. Scholarships are based on strong academic accomplishments and merit, and provide additional financial support to help students successfully transition from high school to a college or university of their choice. Candidates are not required to demonstrate financial need.

www.lighthouseguild.org 

Mira Foundation

Provides guide dogs for blind children ages 11-17. Provides ongoing seminars for families with reference to daily living skills, psychology of blindness, what to emphasize in orientation and mobility training.

www.mirausa.org 

National Alliance of Blind Students

Newsletter, job bank

www.acb.org

National Braille Press

Braille printing and publishing house, catalogs free of charge, weekly newspapers, publications on employment, computers and more.

www.nbp.org 

National Federation of the Blind*

Education about blindness, information on referral, literature and publications about blindness; scholarships for students who are blind and in post-secondary education, listservs, etc. Annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of 30 merit-based, national-level scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service and leadership.

www.nfb.org 

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children

Magazine for parents, toy suggestions for the blind

www.nopbc.org 

Recording for the Blind or Dyslexic Renamed to: Learning Ally

Educational books free on loan, books on diskette, library services, other resources. Fee-based service for employers to place printed work materials in formats accessible to the blind.

www.learningally.org 

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