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Nevada Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Nevada Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired
1370 S. Curry Street
Carson City, NV 89703
(775) 684-4040 (Local)
(775) 684-4186 (Fax)
(775) 684-8400 (TDD/TTY)
http://detr.state.nv.us/rehab/reh_bvi.htm

Brief Description

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

Locations

1933 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701

172 Sixth Street
Elko, NV 89801

3016 W. Charleston, Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89102

1325 Corporate Boulevard
Reno, NV 89502

Staff

Maureen Cole, Administrator, Nevada State Rehabilitation Division, (775) 684-4040, mkcole@nvdetr.org
Bill Boster, District Manager Northern Nevada, Bureaus of Vocational Rehabilitation and Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired, (775) 823-8102, weboster@nvdetr.org
Janice John, Deputy Administrator, Nevada State Rehabilitation Division, (702) 486-5230, jajohn@nvdetr.org
Mechelle Merrill, Chief, Bureaus of Vocational Rehabilitation and Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired, (775) 684-4040, mwmerrill@nvdetr.org
Sylvia Milburn, District Manager Southern Nevada, Bureaus of Vocational Rehabilitation and Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired, (702) 486-5230, samilburn@nvdetr.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers computer training.
  • Counseling
    • Offers vocational evaluations, psychological testing, counseling, and guidance.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in orientation and mobility, braille, and the use of low vision aids. Provides independent living services for persons age 55 and over.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers vocational and pre-vocational training, Business Enterprise Program (food service businesses).
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up and training in the use of low vision devices.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

Services for Children

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille instruction.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers transition services for high school students.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides technical assistance in the use of assistive technology.
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