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Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center for the Blind
2550 Peachtree Street
Jackson, MS 39296-5314
(601) 364-2700 (Local)
(601) 364-2677 (Fax)
(800) 443-1000 (Toll-Free)
(601) 853-5100 (TDD/TTY)
nwagner@mdrs.state.ms.us
http://www.mdrs.ms.gov/VocationalRehabBlind/Pages/Addie_McBryde.aspx

Brief Description

Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Staff description: Teaching staff are certified rehabilitation teachers and/or certified O&M instructors.
Geographic area served: Mississippi. Accepts out-of-state referrals as space is available.

Staff

Karen Brown, Director
Karen Wallace, Assistant to the Director, kwallace@mdrs.state.ms.us

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Provides low vision assessments, vocational evaluations, and assistive technology evaluations.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Offers extensive outreach program to support outside entities.
  • Counseling
    • Offers comprehensive social and psychological evaluations and personal and group counseling.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in home and personal management, braille, handwriting, typing, word processing, and leisure education. Offers services to those 55 and above including Independent Living Program for Older Blind.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides vocational evaluations and information and training in job-seeking skills, business enterprise programs, clerical work, and data entry.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers training and activities for independent participation in community programs, physical conditioning and has an after-hours recreation specialist on staff.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

Services for Children

  • Education Services
    • Offers GED preparatory program on-site.

Services for Professionals

  • Professional Training
    • Provides orientation to blindness training on a frequent basis.
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