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Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired
HC 2 South
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671
(802) 241-0238 (Local)
(802) 241-0341 (Fax)
http://dbvi.vermont.gov/

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri.7:45 AM-4:30 PM.
Geographic area served: Vermont.

Locations

110 Cherry Street
Suite 2-1
Burlington, VT 05401

88 Merchants Row, Suite 190
Rutland, VT 05701

100 State St, Suite 200
Montpelier, VT 05602

100 Mineral Street
Suite 301
Springfield, VT 05156

Staff

James Allen, Assistive Technology Trainer, (802) 241-0528, james.allen@vermont.gov
Mike Goldberg, Springfield Regional Office, (802) 356-1526, michael.goldberg@vermont.gov
Melissa Hoellerich, Rutland District Office, (802) 786-5891, melissa.hoellerich@vermont.gov
Geoff Howard, Rehabilitation Technology Consultant, (802) 479-5983, ghoward@rehabtech.com
Peggy Howard, Montpelier Regional Office, (802) 828-2762, peggy.howard@vermont.gov
Fred Jones, Director, (802) 241-0328, fred.jones@vermont.gov
Jean Palmer, Burlington Regional Office, (802) 863-7530, Jean.Palmer@vermont.gov

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Assesses rehabilitation needs of elderly blind/visually impaired.
  • Counseling
    • Offers individual, group, family/parent and couples counseling; placement in school, referral to community services. Contracts for and provides consultation to other agencies for other counseling/social work services.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Contracts and refers for rehabilitation services. Provides independent living services for persons age 55 and older.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers pre-vocational evaluation, career and skill counseling, job development, vocational placement, follow-up service, vending stand training. Contracts for other employment-related services.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides referrals to Area Agencies on Aging and information on other local aging services.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides and supplies low vision devices. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers recreational services for seniors.

Services for Children

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides services to those individuals whose primary goal is to remain as independent as possible. Services include skills training in activities of daily living, transportation, low vision and adaptive technology and equipment. Services are designed to help individuals remain in their homes and participate in community life.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Services provided may include vocational training, visual restoration, vision rehabilitation services, daily living skills training, guidance and counseling, vocational assessments, job placement, adaptive technology and aids, education, and other services to assist a person in obtaining or retaining employment.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultation and technical assistance to external entities working with blind and visually impaired.
  • Professional Training
    • Offers internship/fieldwork placement in rehabilitation counseling, vocational rehabilitation.
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