State Resources

Resources available from the NFB of Maine

For local information, please contact the state president:

Leon Proctor, Jr.
33 Morse Ave
Lewiston, ME 04240
Cell: 207-212-1455

The local contact for the NFB of Maine Parents of Blind Children Division:

Patricia C. Estes
Phone: 207-344-8292

Resources available nationally from the National Federation of the Blind

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC):

Carlton Walker, President
105 Creamery Road
Bowling Springs, Pennsylvania 17007
Home: 717-658-9894

NFB Training Centers:

BLIND, Incorporated (Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions, Incorporated)
Shawn Mayo, Director
100 East 22nd Street South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Phone: 612-872-0100
Toll Free: 800-597-9558
Fax: 612-872-9358

Colorado Center for the Blind
Julie Deden, Director
2233 West Shepperd Avenue
Littleton, Colorado 80120
Phone: 303-778-1130
Toll Free: 800-401-4632
Fax: 303-778-1598

Louisiana Center for the Blind
Pam Allen, Director
101 South Trenton Street
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
Phone: 318-251-2891
Toll Free: 800-234-4166

National Association of Blind Merchants:


We are a National Federation of the Blind sponsored membership organization of blind persons employed in either self-employment work or the Randolph-Sheppard Vending Program. We provide information regarding rehabilitation, social security, tax, and other issues which directly affect blind merchants. The National Association of Blind Merchants serves as an advocacy and support group.

Other State Resources

Library Services:

Maine State Library
Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
64 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0064
Phone: 207-287-5650
Toll Free: 800-762-7106

Rehabilitation Services:

Maine Department of Labor
Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired
2 Anthony Avenue
Number 150 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0150
Phone: 207-624-5120

Children Services:

Maine Department of Education
Office of Special Services
David Stockford, Director
23 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
Phone: 207-624-6650
Fax: 207-624-6651

Resources for College Students:

This is a financial aid and scholarship guide for students with disabilities, one of the few comprehensive and simple-to-use directories of its kind. Includes over 70 scholarships specifically for students with disabilities. Website:

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