Life Skills Training, Inspiration, and Resource Center for Nevada’s Blind and Visually
Anyone who is visually impaired or blind doesn’t have to face the challenges life
has for them by themselves. Blindconnect offers Nevada’s only blindness skills training center, a safe and supportive place where individuals can process their new reality.
The vision of Angela’s House is to create and establish a Nevada person-centered training facility for the blind and visually impaired, to prepare individuals and families to live independently with access to services, education, and recreation.
Angela's House is the only facility specifically designed to offer life skills training, resources, and peer support in Nevada. It is a place where those with severe vision loss can learn the skills to gain or regain self-confidence, self-sufficiency, and a sense of purpose.
Angela’s House is located inside the innovative 14,0000+ square foot RTC Mobility Training Center. Being at the Center is like being on a movie set with streets, buildings, and two city buses that simulate travel. The overall experience helps visually impaired people test their skills before venturing into the larger community.
The partnership and collaboration between RTC and Blindconnect is unique. It is the only one in the U.S. where a nonprofit and a transit agency are housed together to serve training needs for those with disabilities.
Angela’s House includes a great room/dining room, kitchen, bedroom, technology lab, and bathroom.
The center is fully-equipped as a working home so that skills are transferable to any home setting.
Personalized instruction for participants focuses on individualized challenges and needs
daily living (cooking, cleaning, money and house management)
orientation and mobility (cane travel training)
technology (learning accessible computer technology and applications to make life easier)
Communication and advocacy
coping and adjustment
When Angela lost her usable vision in 2005, she realized there were limited services in Nevada.
Taking the initiative, she committed her efforts to improve psychological and rehabilitative blindness
Her legacy is Angela's House.