Greater Rocket City Chapter NFB of Alabama

Changing what it means to be blind!

Huntsville Alabama Resource List

NFB Huntsville

Coordinator: Larry Povinelli

121 Cork Alley

Madison, AL 35758-3106

(256) 325-4120


NFB of Alabama

President: Joy Harris
5209 Sterling Glen Drive
Pinson, Alabama 35126-7612
Home: 205-520-9979
Cell: 515-720-8699
*NFB of AL: 205-815-5544


National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Laura Weber, President
Home: 832-569-4547
Web site:


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
Web site:


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
Web site:


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


Other State Resources


Library Services:

Alabama Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
6030 Monticello Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
Phone: 334-213-3900
Toll Free: 800-392-5671


Rehabilitation Services:

Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
Huntsville Regional Center
Karla Smith
600 St. Clair Ave, Bldg. 2
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
256-539-7881 (voice/TDD)
256-532-0942 (fax)


Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services 
560 South Lawrence Street 
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Phone: 334-293-7500
Toll Free: 800-441-7607


Children's Services:

Alabama Department of Education
Division of Special Education Services
Mabrey Whetstone, Director
Gordon Persons Building, Room 3346 
50 North Ripley Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104-3833
Phone: 334-242-8114
Toll Free: 800-392-8020
Fax: 334-242-9192
Web site:


Social Security Administration






Alabama's Jobline®: Look here for JobLine® details
Jobline® is a telephone-based job search system that allows all citizens to search "America's Job Bank" from any touch-tone telephone by calling (800) 414-5748. This is provided through a collaborative effort with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation, Alabama Department of Industrial Relations, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, and the National Federation of the Blind.


Resources for Families and Providers


 Family Support Links

Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program

Chronic Illness, Children, Health Education

Family Village

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

Family Voices

Parents Helping Parents

The Sibling Support Project

Virtual Hospital


National and State Resources

State of Alabama Official Website

National Council on Disability

Supplemental Security Income ( SSI )


State and National Laws and Regulations

Office of Special Education & Rehabilitation Services

National Association of State Directors of Special Education

Special Education Action Committee


For more information about blindness, please contact the Jacobus tenBroek Library of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute at 410-659-9314 or send an e-mail to

Greater Rocket City Chapter

Larry Povinelli, Treasurer

121 Cork Alley

Madison, AL 35758-3106

(256) 325-4120

(703) 969-6476 Cell

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