Residents of our group homes are adults, at least 21 years of age, who are blind and have a developmental disability, such as cerebral palsy or mental retardation. The age range of residents is 35-65, with 75% of our current group home residents over the age of 40 years. Parents and guardians of most of our group home residents are in their late 70’s and 80’s. Families of our current residents are from throughout New Jersey, including Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean and Union Counties.
Because of the multitude of individual impairments, insufficient staff and overcrowding, institutions generally cannot meet their needs. AMIB provides group homes — homes in the true sense — where residents can experience love and recognition, participate in the responsibilities of family living and have the opportunity to develop their talents with a compatible group of peers. AMIB currently serves 26 individuals who are blind or have severe visual impairment and developmental disabilities. Plans are underway to provide additional facilities for long-term care needs of our group home residents.