What We Did in 2020... Thanks to Your Help

What We Did in 2020... Thanks to Your Help

It’s now in the rearview mirror, but 2020 was a long, tough year for all of us. Despite all the challenges everyone faced, there were some positives. Thanks to your incredible support, we’re proud to share this list of achievements. We want each of you to understand that none of this is possible without your…

Alphapointe Announces Employees of the Year

Alphapointe Announces Employees of the Year

Alphapointe is pleased to honor its dedicated team members with our annual series of recognition awards. These individuals represent the collective spirit and determination as Alphapointe pursues its commitment toward achieving its mission of empowering people with vision loss to achieve their goals and aspirations. Since our founding in 1911, thousands of individuals have worked…

Alphapointe & Youth Services Participants Giving Back to the Community

Alphapointe & Youth Services Participants Giving Back to the Community

Alphapointe’s Youth Services participants planned their community service project to give back to others in appreciation of all they have received this year. During the month of December, participants baked cookies and put together goody bags with the donated items. They also practiced holiday songs with the adult caroling group the Stone Soup Singers. Additionally,…

Mission Moment: Patrick Comas is Back!

Mission Moment: Patrick Comas is Back!

Patrick Comas arrived at Alphapointe in July 2020 to participate in our Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services (CRS) program. The purpose of CRS aligns with Alphapointe’s mission to empower people with vision loss to achieve their goals and aspirations. CRS programs are catered to the individual needs of each participant and include many services such as training…

Alphapointe Completes Renovation of Adaptive Training Apartment

Alphapointe Completes Renovation of Adaptive Training Apartment

Alphapointe, one of the nation’s largest providers of rehabilitation services and employment for people who are blind, announced the completion of extensive renovations to the organization’s Adaptive Training Apartment. Alphapointe provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to thousands of people of all ages every year and the renovated Adaptive Training Apartment is a space for people with…

Alphapointe Announces Establishment of New York Advisory Committee

Alphapointe Announces Establishment of New York Advisory Committee

Alphapointe, one of the nation’s largest providers of rehabilitation services and employment for people who are blind, announced the establishment of its New York Advisory Committee. The new committee includes Laura Allen (Senior Accessibility Program Manager at Google), Mark Farrell (Media Personality & Motivational Speaker), Jef Gross (Manager of Committee Development at the Queens Chamber…

Mission Moment: Senior Perseveres Despite Macular Degeneration

Mission Moment: Senior Perseveres Despite Macular Degeneration

Like many with age-related vision loss, Josie Azarro simply wanted to do many of things she had always done during her life. A senior living with Macular Degeneration, Josie was referred to Alphapointe’s Low Vision Clinic in the fall of 2020. At that point, Josie received an occupational therapy evaluation and follow up training in…