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for the Blind

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Lion's Services - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Lion's Services
4600 A North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28213
(704) 921-1527 (Local)
(704) 921-5758 (Fax)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 AM-4:00 PM.
Geographic area served: North and South Carolina.


Jim Cranford, Executive Director,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Counseling
    • Provides counseling services related to employment.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides vocational rehabilitation.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides vocational training, vocational rehabilitation, on-the-job-site coaching, placement in job, on-site industrial employment, training for competitive integrated employment.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Performs eye examinations, including pupil dilation for detection of eye disease. Provides prescription glasses and professional eye health counseling.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultation/technical assistance to other employees and businesses regarding issues of employment of the blind or visually impaired.
  • Professional Training
    • Offers in-service instruction for vocational trainers of persons who are blind or visually impaired.
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