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North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind
2601 Mail Service Center
309 Ashe Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27699-2601
(919) 733-9822 (Local)
(919) 733-9769 (Fax)
(866) 222-1546 (Toll-Free)
(919) 733-9700 (TDD/TTY)
debbie.jackson@ncnmail.net
http://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/dsb

Brief Description

Since 1935, the mission of the North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind has been to enable people who are blind or visually impaired to reach their goals of independence and employment. It provides full independent living services to all interested blind and visually impaired consumers in the state through its network of Independent Living Counselors and specialized Social Workers for the Blind.

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

Locations

Asheville District Office
50 S. French Broad Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Fayette District Office
225 Green Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Winston-Salem District Office
4265 Brownsboro Road
Suite 100
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Charlotte District Office
5832 Farm Pond Lane
Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28212-8843

Greenville District Office
404 St. Andrews Drive
Greenville, NC 27834

Raleigh District Office
307 Ashe Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27606

Wilmington District Office
3240 Burnt Mill
Suite 7
Wilmington, NC 28403

Staff

Mary Flanagan, Assistant Director, Programs & Facilities, mary.flanagan@dhhs.nc.gov
Clay Pope, Chief, Business Enterprises, (919) 733-9703, clay.pope@dhhs.nc.gov
Patricia Sikes, Chief, Rehabilitation Field Services, patricia.sikes@dhhs.nc.gov
Cynthia Speight, Interim Director, cynthia.speight@dhhs.nc.gov

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille instruction.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers computer training.
  • Counseling
    • Offers counseling on adjustment to blindness and employment in the independent and vocational rehabilitation programs.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Rehabilitation services provided to assist blind and visually impaired individuals to live as independently as possible and to obtain and retain employment. Provides independent living services for persons age 55 and older.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Assists in preparing for and obtaining employment through vocational rehabilitation program.
  • Information and Referral
    • Refers to affiliated state media production center on same campus for educational, vocational, recreational and other materials in alternate formats.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Provides full independent living services to all interested blind and visually impaired consumers in the state through its network of Independent Living Counselors and specialized Social Workers for the Blind.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Offers O&M training.

Services for Children

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Helps teens plan the move from school to employment. Works with teens as early as age 14 career interests.

Services for Professionals

  • Professional Training
    • Provides in-service training to staff in adjustment to blindness issues.
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