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District of Columbia Department of Human Services: Rehabilitation Services Administration - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

District of Columbia Department of Human Services: Rehabilitation Services Administration
1125 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 730-1700 (Local)
(202) 730-1843 (Fax)
dds@dc.gov
http://dds.dc.gov/service/services-people-blindness-and-visual-impairments

Brief Description

Hours of operation: 8:15 AM-4:45 PM
Clients served on average per year: 10,400
Geographic area served: Washington, D.C.

Staff

Linda Nuss, Director, Department on Disability Services, edna.johnson@dc.gov

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Provides assessment of vocational abilities.
  • Counseling
    • Offers counseling and guidance, particularly for vocational possibilities.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides independent living services for persons age 55 and older.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides assistance in job search and placement, job retention, vocational training. Works with communities, businesses and organizations in their efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities and afford them opportunities for integrated employment in the mainstream of society.

Services for Children

  • Education Services
    • Helps youths 14-22, under the "D.C. Transition Initiatives" program, move from high school to postsecondary education.
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