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Arizona Department of Economic Security: Rehabilitation Services Administration - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Arizona Department of Economic Security: Rehabilitation Services Administration
1789 West Jefferson Street, 930A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3332 (Local)
(602) 542-3778 (Fax)
(800) 563-1221 (Toll-Free)
(520) 628-6864 (TDD/TTY)
https://des.az.gov/services/employment/rehabilitation-services/services-blind-visually-impaired-and-deaf

Brief Description

The mission of the Arizona rehabilitation Services Administration is to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve increased independence and/or gainful employment through the provision of quality services.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Geographic area served: Arizona.

Locations

Michael Scione, Program Manager
RSA District I Office
3221 N. 16th Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 86016

Joyce Choate, Program Manager
RSA District II Office
400 West Congress
Suite 420
Tucson, AZ 85701

Phil Clayton, Program Manager
RSA District III Office
1510 S. Riordan Ranch St.
Room 200
Flagstaff, AZ 85001

Darryl Long, Program Manager
RSA District IV Office
350 W 16th Street
Suite 309
Yuma, AZ 85364

Michael Scione, Program Manager
RSA District V & VI
323 N Florence Street
Casa Grande, AZ 85222

Richard Monaco, General Manager
Arizona Industries for the Blind
3013 West Lincoln Street
Phoenix, AZ 85009

Chuck Zimmerman, Supervisor
Arizona Industries for the Blind - Rehabilitation Services Unit
3012 West Lincoln Street
Phoenix, AZ 85009

Otis Stevenson, Program Manager
Business Enterprises Program
4620 North 16th Street
Room A206
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Joan Ellis, Supervisor
Rehabilitation Instructional Services
4620 North 16th Street
Room A204
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Staff

Karin Grandon, SBVID Program Manager, KGrandon@azdes.gov
Sue Kay Kneifel, Statewide Coordinator for DHH Service, SKneifel@azdes.gov
Letitia Labrecque, RSA Administrator, LLabrecque@azdes.gov
Diane McElmury, SBVID Assistant Manager, DMcElmury@azdes.gov
Karla Rivas-Parker, OIB Program Manager, KRivas@azdes.gov
Jason Sauer, SBVID BEP Program Manager, JSauer@azdes.gov

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Provides assistive technology, orientation and mobility and independent living skills assessments within vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Provides instruction in the use of assistive technology in the vocational rehabilitation program.
  • Counseling
    • Provides vocational counseling.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides rehabilitation teaching and orientation/adjustment to blindness within the vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Operates the State Vocational Rehabilitation, the State Business Enterprises Program, and the Arizona Industries for the Blind.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information and referral services within the vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Lime Ligher Music Reading device
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training within vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs.

Services for Children

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Provides braille instruction within the vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers services for sudents tansitioning from school to work.
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