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

Coming Soon

NJABS Wellness Seminar

April 22, 2017
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing Township, NJ, 08618
Cross street: Lake Boulevard
Access Link accessible

Capital Chapter Baseball Fundraiser

June 11, 2017
1:00 PM
Arm and Hammer Park
1 Thunder Road
Trenton, NJ 08611
Cross street: Lamberton Street
Access Link accessible

NFB National

July 10 through 15, 2017
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
9939 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819

2017 NJ BELL

July 17 to 28, 2017
9 AM to 3 PM
Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc.
101 First Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

NFBNJ 41st State Convention

November 9-12, 2017
Holiday Inn Hotel
151 Route 72 East
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Access Link accessible

PayPal Donations

Please make a donation to the National Federation of the Blind general account, our general scholarship account, the Joe/Rose Ruffalo Memorial Scholarship account, or the Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy. Please indicate which account you which the donation to go into when making your contribution. You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate, simply use the information from your debit/credit card if you don't have PayPal. All donations are tax deductible.