The Earle Baum Center is a nonprofit regional community center in Santa Rosa California, serving people with sight loss in Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties.
Earle Baum Center Employee receives High Honors from County of Sonoma
Santa Rosa Resident Denise Vancil Will Receive Employee Initiative Award from Sonoma County Mayor
January 22, 2018 (Santa Rosa, CA) -- Earle Baum Center is pleased to announce that Vision Rehabilitation Specialist Denise Vancil will receive the 14th Annual Employee Initiative Award sponsored by the Sonoma County Mayors' Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities for her exemplary work in the field of vision rehabilitation. The awards breakfast will take place Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Flamingo Conference Center Resort and Spa in Santa Rosa.
Vancil, who has been blind since age 13, works as a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist and Instructor at the Earle Baum Center in Santa Rosa. She teaches a variety of skills to others with vision loss, including braille and household independence skills such as cleaning, cooking, managing finances and matching clothes. She also leads groups in tap dance, tandem cycling, exercise class, ukulele and birding by ear. Vancil was selected to receive this award for her leadership, enthusiasm, leading by example and going beyond the call of duty to make her students feel empowered to live full, engaged lives.
(Read More about Denise Vancil )
Fun day kayaking on the Petaluma River
Meets every Wednesday from 2:15-3:30pm in room 3.
This is instructor-led, 10-week session and beginners are welcome.
Yoga Class Flyer
Ukulele is our most popular class and we are always looking for new and budding
ukulele players. Each session is 10 weeks, with new sessions beginning regularly.
Please call the front office for details.
Ukulele Class Flyer
Birding by Ear - Come explore and learn about Bird songs and their natural habitats.
Practice identifying different birds based on their location, elevation, and
habitat. Each Birding by Ear adventure promises something new. Sign up on our link
and reserve your spot by paying your $10 in the office. Space is limited, so sign
up today; It is a first come first serve basis.
The Earle Baum Center of the Blind Presents
ART History Through Touch and Sound
10 week series we are studying the
Baroque Art of the 17th Century
EBC presents an art history class series using a program developed by Art Education for the Blind, Inc.
10 WEEK SERIES TUESDAYS 10:00-12:00.
Please call the front office for start dates for the next sessions.
(Read More about Art Through Touch )
Read our latest newsletter
to find out "What Keeps Me Going", the Message from the CEO, Assistive Technology, and much more!
(Newsletter Link )
At the Earle Baum Center, we teach people with vision loss the skills needed to live independent, successful lives. To practice those skills, gain confidence, and explore various interests and activities, we have a Learning Independence For Enjoyment (LIFE) program. One of our most active groups is our tandem bicycle group, who call themselves the "Baum Squad"!
(Read More about the Tandem Bike Program )
Come join kids, volunteers, and parents of all ages and backgrounds hangout at the Earle Baum Center for the Blind with some snacks, accessible games, fun talks, and laughs.
(Read More about the Hang Outs )