We are now CBA Vision Rehabilitation Services
CBA was established in 1921 under the name Southwestern Tier Association for the Blind, Inc. In 1983 the name was changed to Chautauqua Blind Association. In 2013 we became known as CBA Vision Rehabilitation Services to better describe the programs and services available to the community.
CBA is the only agency in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties providing Vision Rehabilitation Instruction and Orientation and Mobility Instruction to blind and legally blind residents.
CBA has three staff members who are Vision Rehabilitation Therapists
Two of those are Orientation & Mobility Specialists
And, all three provide Social Casework to help legally blind people cope with their vision loss.
We currently have 876 people on our client list (in 1984 we had 325).
Approximately 75% of our clients are 60 or older
Client Services Director, Orientation & Mobility Specialist, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
Orientation & Mobility Specialist, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
Administrative Assistant, Blindness Prevention Coordinator