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Envision - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Envision
610 N. Main
Wichita, KS 67203
(316) 440-1500 (Local)
(316) 267-9034 (Fax)
(866) 319-4646 (Toll-Free)
(316) 231-0057 (TDD/TTY)
envision@envisionus.com
http://www.envisionus.com

Brief Description

Envision promotes advocacy and independence for those who are blind or low vision. Founded in 1933, Envision is one of the largest employers of individuals with vision loss in the nation. Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Envision’s mission is to improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research. Learn more about Envision at envisionus.com. Envison offers comprehensive low vision evaluations for youth and seniors as well as rehabilitation, in-home services, support services and caregiver education.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Geographic area served: Central United States.
Publications: Outlook (Envision Foundation newsletter) Visibility (quarterly Clinical Education and Research newsletter)

Locations

2301 S. Water
Wichita, KS 67213

610 N. Main
Wichita, KS 67203

Staff

Shamain Bachman, Senior Director Marketing and Education, (316) 440-1551, shamain.bachman@envisionus.com
Lisa Capps, Director of Development, (316) 440-1526, lisa.capps@envisionus.com
Michael Epp, Manager, Professional Education, (316) 440-1515, michael.epp@envisionus.com
Heather Hogan, Senior Vice President Foundation Mission Services, (316) 440-1517, heather.hogan@envisionus.com
Michael Monteferrante, President & CEO, (316) 440-1500, michael.monteferrante@envisionus.com
Clark Stevens, Senior Director, Bicknell Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center, (316) 440-1624, clark.stevens@envisionus.com
Laura Walker, Executive Director, Gigi and Carl Allen Envision Research Institute, (316) 440-1506, laura.walker@envisionus.com

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Home living assessments through Bicknell Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center.
  • Assistive Products
    • Envision Everyday, a sensory aids store.
  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Bicknell Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center offers braille instruction.
  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Non-technical materials.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Bicknell Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center.
  • Counseling
    • Offers counseling.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Bicknell Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center offers center-based and field-based rehabilitation services and training in independent living skills, and in the use of assistive technology.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides occupational skill development, employment, and placement.
  • Information and Referral
    • Offers referrals to aging programs.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Bicknell Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center
  • Services for Seniors
    • Offers comprehensive low vision evaluations for seniors with age-related or neurological vision loss. Offers vision rehabilitation, in-home services, support services and caregiver education. Independent Living Services for Older Blind.
  • Support Groups
    • Senior low vision support group
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Bicknell Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center provides orientation and mobility training.

Services for Children

  • Assessment
    • Cathy G. Hudson Envision Child Development Center.
  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Braille instruction through Bicknell Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Level Up Middle School Assistive Technology Program and Level Up High School Conference
  • Counseling
    • Offers counseling.
  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Cathy G. Hudson Envision Child Development Center
  • Education Services
    • Cathy G. Hudson Envision Child Development Center
  • Health
    • Bicknell Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center
  • Low Vision Services
    • Bicknell Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center
  • Preschool Programs
    • Cathy G. Hudson Envision Child Development Center
  • Support for Parents
    • Support Groups
  • Support Groups
    • Kid's Club, Teen and Young Adult Support Group
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Orientation & Mobility through Bicknell Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Gigi and Carl Allen Envision Research Institute
  • Professional Training
    • multidisciplinary accredited continuing education opportunities for low vision professionals
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