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Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
341 West Washington Street
Boise, ID 83720-0012
(208) 334-3220 (Local)
(208) 334-2963 (Fax)
(800) 542-8688 (Toll-Free)
http://www.icbvi.state.id.us/

Brief Description

The Mission of the Idaho Commission for the Blind is to empower persons who are blind or visually impaired by providing vocational rehabilitation training, skills training, and educational opportunities to achieve self-fulfillment through quality employment and independent living; to serve as a resource to families and employers; and to expand public awareness regarding the potential of all persons who are blind or visually impaired.

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

Locations

Idaho Falls Office
1920 East 17th St.
Suite 115
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Twin Falls Office
650 Addison Ave West
Suite 101
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Coeur d'Alene Office
229 East Locust Ave.
Suite 222
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Lewiston Office
1118 F Street
Lewiston, ID 83501-1986

Pocatello Office
427 North Main St.
Suite K
Pocatello, ID 83204-3016

Staff

Laine Amoureux, Statewide Assistive Technologist, lamoureux@icbvi.idaho.gov
Beth Cunningham, Administrator, bcunningham@icbvi.idaho.gov
Rocio Gil, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, rocio.gil@icbvi.idaho.gov
Larry Henrie, Assistive Technology Instructor, lhenrie@icbvi.idaho.gov
Stallings Jackie, Senior Rehabilitation Counselor, jstallings@icbvi.idaho.gov
Greg Metsker, Assessment Training Center Manager, gmetsker@icbvi.idaho.gov
Scott Pearl, Braille & Assistive Technology Instructor, spearl@icbvi.idaho.gov
Mike Walsh, Rehabilitation Services Chief, mwalsh@icbvi.idaho.gov
Jeff Weeks, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, jweeks@icbvi.idaho.gov
Nancy Wise, Independent Living Coordinator, nwise@icbvi.idaho.gov

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Maintains Statewide Assessment and Training Center.
  • Assistive Products
    • Distributes low vision aids, magnifiers and aids for daily living. Products for sale on site.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers computer training.
  • Counseling
    • Offers individual, family/parent, couple counseling.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in personal management, braille, typing, home management, cane travel skills in client's home and community. Provides services to individuals 55 or older to help them remain independent in their homes, families, and communities.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides pre-vocational evaluation, career and skill counseling, occupational skill development, vocational placement, vending stand training, on-the-job training.
  • Information and Referral
    • Refers for health and recreational services.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.
  • Reading Services
    • Statewide Newsline as well as local papers by volunteers. Broadcasts selections from newspapers, magazines, and book readings. Publications include The Idaho Statesman and other local newspapers.

Services for Professionals

  • Professional Training
    • Offers regular in-service, short-term or summer training open for enrollment to other agencies in subjects requested by agencies.
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