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Without a school for the blind, Nevada foundation fills in the gaps

Reported by: Krystal Allan
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Updated: 4/26/2013 9:14 pm
LAS VEGAS -- Viewers may not know this, but Nevada is among a handful of states without a school for the blind.

Although programs are in place at Clark County Schools, at times, help is needed to fill in the gaps.

News 3's Krystal Allan take us inside a center offering help and hope to families of visually-impaired children.

Rocco, a 4-year-old child. is learning to spell with his fingers. His teaching tools are Legos covered with braille.

“It's large print braille and he was reading the letters and Rocco does this every day,” said Lori Moroz-White, executive director of the Nevada blind children's foundation.

At the Nevada Blind Children's Foundation, students find hands-on help and learning tools they may not receive in the classroom.

The foundation has moved into a new place three times the size of its old building. On this day, students are taking it all in as part of literacy day.

The center also boasts a technology center as well as a multi-purpose center where kids see past limitations. It works with children from birth to age 21. For families, it means help and hope.

“To have a place like this it means the means independence for children,” said grandparent Kelly Tuten.

"It will make the difference of that child being employed, going on to college, living a normal life,"  Moroz-White said. 

Moroz-White has a 21-year-old daughter who was born blind. At that time, help like this was nearly impossible to find in this community.

“This was something that was so needed here,” she says.

Now that it is here, kids and their families have a place to turn to when they need it most.


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