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DC Center for Independent Living - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

DC Center for Independent Living
1400 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 388-0033 (Local)
(202) 398-3018 (Fax)
(202) 388-0277 (TDD/TTY)
info@dccil.org
http://www.dccil.org/

Brief Description

We are a Center for Independent Living serving all people with disabilities in our Main Office and Satellite Office; The Older Individuals Who Are Blind Program serves people who are 55 years or older and legally blind.

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm
Staff description: 2-Independent Living specialist; 1-Rehabilitation Teacher; 1-O&M Specialist 1-Program Coordinator 2-Volunteers
Geographic area served: Washington, DC
Publications: None

Locations

SE Satellite
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Suite 315
Washington, DC 20003

NW Satellite
2901 14th Street, NW
Ground Floor
Washington, DC 20009

Staff

Richard Simms, Executive Director, richard@dccil.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Seeks out persons who are 55 years or more of age and who are blind to provide services that promote independence in their community.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in independent living skills.
  • Information and Referral
    • Helps people to obtain funding for assistive technology aids and devices that foster greater independence.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Offers low vision services.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Older Individuals Who Are Blind program (OIB): Since 1194, DCCIL has provided independent living services to persons 55 and older who are blind and visually impaired. The program offers low vision, outreach, O&M and other services to assist our seniors in being independent.
  • Support Groups
    • Offers peer counseling.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Offers O&M training.
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