Summer Orientation Program
Providing the Visually Impaired Skills for Independence for over 60 Years.
Who We Are
The Summer Orientation Program (SOP) is a non-profit program that teaches adults from Montana who've recently experienced vision loss the skills necessary to live independently and to function in their home, community, and at work.
It is a four-week program held each year, mid-June to mid-July on the campus of Carroll College in Helena, MT.
The Path to Independence
When vision loss occurs, it becomes necessary to learn other ways of doing everyday tasks.
Safe travel in-home and community
Use of adaptive equipment for home and work
Alternative methods of writing including Braille and writing guides
Computer programs for the visually impaired
Methods of marking appliances and equipment
Use of assistive technology
Support networks are formed
Community resources are shared
The Summer Orientation Program is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. It receives funding through fundraisers done by the Montana Association for the Blind and Montana Shares. You may make contributions or sponsor a student by contacting the MAB office in Helena.
It is difficult to truly convey the work we do, please watch these news videos to see more about the program.
For more information about the Summer Orientation Program or to request an application, please contact:
SOP Director, Jocelyn at: