The Minnesota Parents of Blind Children is a division of the NFB of Minnesota and works with the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children, which is part of the National Federation of the Blind. Our purpose is to increase opportunities for blind children in their homes, schools and communities. Membership is $5.00 annually (in addition to NFB of Minnesota $5.00 dues), and includes subscriptions to two national publications, The Braille Monitor, and Future Reflections. Our activities in Minnesota are focused on the support and education of parents, and advocating for children. We publish a monthly newsletter for parents of blind children, promote the Braille Readers are Leaders contest, and offer periodic parent seminars. Information is available by calling Steve Jacobson at 952-927-7694 or e-mail


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Several times a year, the National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota holds educational/recreational activities for blind youth. These activities are designed to provide opportunities for the youth to learn new skills, to connect with one another and with confident, well-adjusted adult blind role models, and to have fun while doing so. Meetings and other activities for parents also take place in conjunction with these events. For more informa-tion, contact Charlene Guggisberg at 507-351-5413 or e-mail


The actions of the officers and the membership are governed by the following:

Information About Those We Work With:


Blindness: Learning In New Dimensions (BLIND, Inc.)

State Services for the Blind

Products That Help Blind People

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