The Lighthouse has limited the number of individuals physically in our office as part of our COVID-19 response, however we continue to actively work with our clients remotely and by appointment. Please email us(opens in new window) or call +1 941-359-1404 for information.

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Programs Schedule

Every Monday from 12:30-1:30 pm

Motivation Monday prepares you for the week and is held every Monday before the online course begin. For more information…

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 12:30 - 1:00 pm

Conversations, games and trivia to warm you up before the online courses begin. For more information visit our Enrichment &…

Every Tuesday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Join our Independent Living instructors for some learning outside the box. Learn new tips and tricks while living with vision…

Every Wednesday from 4:00-6:00 pm

Prepares eligible students, ages 14-22, to learn life skills and practical job readiness. For more information visit our Young Adults…

Every Thursday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm

A Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist will discuss different topics and the white cane each week. For more information visit…

Every Friday from 1:00-2:00 pm

This support groups is offered every Friday for clients and caregivers in Sarasota and Manatee counties. It provides an opportunity…

Every Wednesday from 2:00-3:00 pm

Provides tools and strategies for job readiness and job placement to access, maintain or return to employment. For more information…

Every Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 - 11:30 am. For more information, please contact your instructor.

Comprehensive training for use of computer technology in the home, school and workplace. For more information visit our Assistive Technology…

The Adjustment to Vision Loss (AVL) Course occurs each Monday on May 3, May 10 and May 17 at 12:30 pm. If you are interested in attending this course, please contact your instructor.

In our Adjustment to Vision Loss classes, individuals can learn new or alternative techniques to read, write and live to…

Children and Transition programs event. For more information visit our Young Adults page.

The Adjustment to Vision Loss (AVL) Course occurs each Wednesday on May 5, May 12 and May 19 at 12:30 pm. If you are interested in attending this course, please contact your instructor.

In our Adjustment to Vision Loss classes, individuals can learn new or alternative techniques to read, write and live to…

This Masterclass Series is held on May 6, May 13 and May 20 from 10:00-11:30 am. If you are interested in attending this Masterclass series please contact your instructor.

Ready-Set-Go is a way to think about personal safety and emergency preparedness. Maintaining your health and wellness (being Ready), organizing…

This Masterclass Series is held on Tuesday, May 11, May 18 and May 25 from 10:00-11:30 am. If you are interested in participating in this Masterclass, please contact your instructor.

This course is designed to help the client maintain their living space whether an owner or renter, to review basic…

Every Wednesday from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bring your questions and answers to this open forum with our Assistive Technology instructors. For more information visit our Assistive…

Sat, May 15, 2021, 9:30 - 12:30 pm

The Sarasota & Manatee County Gator Clubs and the Lighthouse will partner on creating a Job Skills Boot Camp to…

Mon, May 17, 2021, 10:30 - 11:30 am

This support groups is offered on the third Monday each month for clients and provides an opportunity to share and…

Tue, May 18, 2021, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

  Every other week on a Tuesday, the Netflix & Chat movie club meets online to discuss a new movie…

Wed, May 19, 2021, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Every third Wednesday, the book club meets online to discuss different genres of books and to socialize. Book to be…

Sat, May 22, 2021, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Transition Program’s Cooking Club is cooking lasagna, are you interested in joining them? For more information, contact Angeline Koplau at…

Sun, May 23, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Calling all young ladies, the Girl’s Club course if for you!!! For more information, contact Angeline Koplau at Angeline.koplau@LighthouseEducationCenter. org.…

Tue, May 25, 2021, 11:30 - 12:30 pm

New to Lighthouse? Want to learn more about our instructors and no-cost services available to the community? Join us! Call…

Wed, May 26, 2021, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Hurricane season is upon us! Join one of our instructors as they talk about how to prepare for a hurricane.…

This summer camp will focus on workplace readiness for Transition clients from June 1-3, 2021. For more information visit our…

Fri, Jun 04, 2021, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Transitions will enjoy Dinner & Movie. If you are interested in participating, please contact Angeline Koplau at angeline.koplau@LighthouseEducationCenter.org. For more…

Tue, Jun 08, 2021, 11:30 - 12:30 pm

New to Lighthouse? Want to learn more about our instructors and no-cost services available to the community? Join us! Call…

Tue, Jun 22, 2021, 11:30 - 12:30 pm

New to Lighthouse? Want to learn more about our instructors and no-cost services available to the community? Join us! Call…

Wed, Jun 23, 2021, 10:30 - 11:30 am

The Transition Program will participate in a Fire Safety Class learning important fire safety resources and emergency preparedness. For more…

Tue, Jul 13, 2021, 11:30 - 12:30 pm

New to Lighthouse? Want to learn more about our instructors and no-cost services available to the community? Join us! Call…

Tue, Jul 27, 2021, 11:30 - 12:30 pm

New to Lighthouse? Want to learn more about our instructors and no-cost services available to the community? Join us! Call…

Thu, Aug 05, 2021, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

For more information, contact Angeline Koplau at Angeline.koplau@LighthouseEducationCenter. org. For more information visit our Young Adults page.

Tue, Aug 10, 2021, 11:30 - 12:30 pm

New to Lighthouse? Want to learn more about our instructors and no-cost services available to the community? Join us! Call…

Tue, Aug 24, 2021, 11:30 - 12:30 pm

New to Lighthouse? Want to learn more about our instructors and no-cost services available to the community? Join us! Call…

Thu, Sep 02, 2021, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

For more information, contact Angeline Koplau at Angeline.koplau@LighthouseEducationCenter. org. For more information visit our Young Adults page.

Tue, Sep 14, 2021, 11:30 - 12:30 pm

New to Lighthouse? Want to learn more about our instructors and no-cost services available to the community? Join us! Call…

Tue, Sep 28, 2021, 11:30 - 12:30 pm

New to Lighthouse? Want to learn more about our instructors and no-cost services available to the community? Join us! Call…

Thu, Oct 07, 2021, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

For more information, contact Angeline Koplau at Angeline.koplau@LighthouseEducationCenter. org. For more information visit our Young Adults page.

Tue, Oct 12, 2021, 11:30 - 12:30 pm

New to Lighthouse? Want to learn more about our instructors and no-cost services available to the community? Join us! Call…

Tue, Oct 26, 2021, 11:30 - 12:30 pm

New to Lighthouse? Want to learn more about our instructors and no-cost services available to the community? Join us! Call…

Thu, Nov 04, 2021, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

For more information, contact Angeline Koplau at Angeline.koplau@LighthouseEducationCenter. org. For more information visit our Young Adults page.

Tue, Nov 09, 2021, 11:30 - 12:30 pm

New to Lighthouse? Want to learn more about our instructors and no-cost services available to the community? Join us! Call…

Tue, Nov 23, 2021, 11:30 - 12:30 pm

New to Lighthouse? Want to learn more about our instructors and no-cost services available to the community? Join us! Call…

Thu, Dec 02, 2021, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

For more information, contact Angeline Koplau at Angeline.koplau@LighthouseEducationCenter. org. For more information visit our Young Adults page.

Tue, Dec 28, 2021, 11:30 - 12:30 pm

New to Lighthouse? Want to learn more about our instructors and no-cost services available to the community? Join us! Call…