Parents of Blind Children-NJ (POBC-NJ)

Parents of Blind Children-NJ is a statewide organization made up of families, teachers, and friends of blind and visually impaired children. Our goal is to help blind/visually impaired children grow up to be productive, fully functioning, independent members of society by providing information, inspiration, and support to their families and teachers. We are also dedicated to providing ideas, assistance, and information that will help blind/visually impaired children with additional disabilities reach their full potential.

We offer emotional support, a positive attitude toward blindness and the abilities of blind people, networking and contact with other families and with blind adults, a newsletter, advocacy, meetings, and an annual Parents Seminar with practical information and tips, the Blind Children’s Resource Center website:, social and educational events for blind children and their families, the What’s Available display and a Resource List of information, materials, and equipment, a voice on state boards and councils affecting the lives of blind children, and ongoing dialogue with legislators regarding the needs of blind children and their families.

To learn more about POBC-NJ and to receive a schedule of meeting dates and times, please contact Chair Carol Castellano at 973-377-0976 or email

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Contact Information

Joseph Ruffalo, President
254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: 973-743-0075

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NFB Washington Seminar
January 30 through February 2, 2017
Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

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July 10 through 15, 2017
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9939 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819