Junior Blind is pleased to announce our merger with The Hatlen Center for the Blind—combining two of the blindness field’s leading adult rehabilitation programs.
The Hatlen Center will be Junior Blind’s newest program in Northern California, following our Student Transition & Enrichment Program which expanded to the area in 2011.
Founded in 1972, The Hatlen Center was established by Dr. Philip Hatlen, author of what is considered the most important pillar in the instruction of children with visual impairments in the field today—The Expanded Core Curriculum. It offers students who are blind or visually impaired the opportunity to learn independence by living in their own apartments, solving their own problems, choosing their own lifestyles and experiencing the consequences of their choices.
"We are excited to welcome The Hatlen Center and its staff to the Junior Blind family," says Jay Allen, Executive Vice President and COO. "Both organizations share significant values, including a commitment to excellence and to offering the best programming for our students, so that they may achieve their highest levels of independence."
For more information about The Hatlen Center, please visit www.hcblind.org.