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Maine Department of Labor: Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Maine Department of Labor: Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Regional Offices
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State wide services, ME
http://www.maine.gov/rehab/dbvi/

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 1200
Number of staff: 70
Geographic area served: Maine.

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Provides adaptive technology training services to consumers in the VR and IL programs.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides adaptive skills training in orientation and mobility and activities of daily living.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides services toward acquiring a job.
  • Information and Referral
    • Refers to other programs.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up.
  • Reading Services
    • Provides radio reading services of newspapers and other material (Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, Aroostook Weekly and others).
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Offers orientation and mobility instruction to develop independent travel skills.

Services for Children

  • Education Services
    • Works with parents and schools to develop and implement an individualized education program.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers Vocational Rehabilitation Services to assist youth with blindness and visual impairments in preparing for the transition from school to work.
  • Support for Parents
    • Offers counseling to parents through educational consultants.
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