Lighthouse Central Florida, which provides vision rehabilitation services to those living with vision impairment or blindness throughout Central Florida, has received two grants totaling $3,000 from Paycom and Rotary Club of Maitland.
The funds from Paycom’s $1,000 grant were used to create a virtual classroom critically needed to improve the effectiveness of Lighthouse’s vision rehabilitation services being delivered remotely to blind or visually impaired children, teens, adults and seniors, due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19. Paycom is a leading provider of comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management software.
The funds from Rotary Club of Maitland’s $2,000 grant will be used for Lighthouse Central Florida’s Early Intervention Services, Children’s Program and Transition Program, which benefit infants, children and youth. Lighthouse’s Early Intervention Services are provided to infants and children ages 0-5 and their families with learning structured to maximize the visual and developmental progress of each child.
The Children’s Program supports children ages 5-13 and their families with services that enhance each child’s learning and ability to function independently, as well as engage with parents, guardians and family members.
The Transition Program benefits students age 14-22 who are currently in the school system under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), providing them with skills and experience to facilitate successful transition from high school to post-secondary activities, such as college, vocational school and employment.