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North Country Association for the Visually Impaired - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

North Country Association for the Visually Impaired
22 US Oval - Suite B-15
Plattsburgh, NY 12903
(518) 562-2330 (Local)
(518) 562-2331 (Fax)
ncavi2001@yahoo.com
http://www.ncavi.org/

Brief Description

NCAVI provides free services to the blind, legally blind and visually impaired in Clinton, Essex, Franklin and St. Lawrence counties in New York State. We service over 200 individuals per year. Our staff travels far and wide over our four county catchment area to meet this great need and to keep the visually impaired of our community as independent, efficient and safe as they can be. All of the instruction, guidance and training takes place right in the individuals home, school or worksite. NCAVI’s professional staff offers a multitude of services to people of all ages who are dealing with vision loss. They include, but are not limited to; visual rehabilitation, orientation & mobility, social casework, instruction on low vision equipment and job saves.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Clients served on average per year: 200
Number of staff: 5
Staff description: CVRT COMS VRTA
Geographic area served: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and St. Lawrence Counties

Staff

Amy Kretser, Executive Director, (518) 562-2330, ncavi2001@yahoo.com

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Counseling
    • Home visits and counseling by the agency or by referral to another organization.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers home-based and community-based training; homemaking skills, kitchen management; activities of daily living for older persons.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers vocational training.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Offers low vision services and referrals and follow-up after two months. Low vision devices can be ordered through the agency.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Safe travel skills using a cane or guide dog.

Services for Children

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille classes.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers rehabilitation teaching and social casework for infants to school-age children.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Safe Travel Skills.
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