The Hatlen Center serves adults, ages 18 and older, who have graduated high school and are ready to take the next step towards living an independent life. Students may attend school or work part-time while attending The Hatlen Center.
The Hatlen Center staff is a team of dedicated and experienced professionals in the field of visual impairment. Click here to learn more about each staff member.
The Hatlen Center is located in San Pablo, California, a safe neighborhood with access to public transportation to San Francisco and the Bay Area. Applications are accepted from students located across the United States.
Interested students may contact The Hatlen Center for more information or to schedule a tour at any time. Participation in DOR sponsored Junior Blind programs such as The Hatlen Center are at the discretion of, and require approval from, Rehabilitation Counseling staff prior to attendance.
“I thought independent living wouldn’t be a possibility because of my minimal knowledge of independent living skills. By living with my parents, I wasn’t motivated to learn these skills. Then, my mom suggested that I spend a year between high school and college at The Hatlen Center."
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