Mission & History


The Association for The Multiple Impaired Blind, Inc. (AMIB)’s mission is to promote community integration and participation of people who are blind or visually impaired and have multiple impairments by providing opportunities for community living, training and support. AMIB operates under the principle that each individual, regardless of their disabilities, was created as a unique person with an inalienable right to enjoy experiences while living within a community, the right to responsibility, and the right to offer their contribution to the richness and fullness of our society. AMIB is dedicated to ensuring that the people they serve are given their opportunity for full inclusion.

Our Founding & History

Founded in 1968 by a small group of parents of young adults with developmental disabilities, along with their friends and professionals, the Association for the Multiple Impaired Blind, Inc. (AMIB) has been a beacon of support for individuals facing challenges. We owe immense gratitude to our founders for their vision and dedication. In 1975, AMIB opened its inaugural community residence in Barnegat, New Jersey, marking a significant milestone in our journey. Their commitment to providing care and support remained unwavering.

Over the years, AMIB has evolved to meet the changing needs of the community. We have embraced the concept of normalization, striving to integrate individuals with disabilities into their communities. Through community-based residential facilities in Ocean County and Monmouth County, we continue to uphold our mission of fostering independence and inclusion. We are currently in the process of purchasing and renovating our 20th group home. As we look back on our history, we extend heartfelt thanks to our founders for laying the foundation upon which AMIB stands today.