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West Virginia Rehabilitation Center - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

West Virginia Rehabilitation Center
107 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301-2609
(304) 766-4600 (Local)
(304) 766-4970 (Fax)
(800) 642-3021 (Toll-Free)
http://www.wvdrs.org

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-4:45 PM.
Staff description: Ophthalmologist, optometrist, low vision specialist/assistant, rehabilitation counselor, audiologist, optician, social worker, O&M instructor, rehabilitation teacher, special educator, occupational therapist, psychologist/counselor.
Geographic area served: West Virginia

Staff

Deborah Lovely, Director, debbiel@wvdrs.org
Sidney B. Boyce, Coordinator, Low Vision Clinic
Thomas E. Griffith, O.D., Low Vision Clinician

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers training in physical rehabilitation, orientation and mobility, daily living skills.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers accredited training programs.
  • Recreation Services
    • Provides individual and group activities, including theater, trips, swimming, bowling.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

Services for Children

  • Education Services
    • Offers intensive training to students who need to improve skills or to prepare for employment, GED or ACT tests.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Works together with students, families, schools and community agencies to provide services to support a successful transition from school to work.
  • Information and Referral
    • Operates a toll-free number (1-800-642-8207) to address questions from persons who are blind and visually impaired, their families, friends, professionals and interested others. The nature of inquiries ranges from disability-specific services from state and federal government agencies, to products designed or modified for use by persons who are blind, to specialized programs for individuals whose vision is severely limited.

      The Information and Referral Service also makes referrals to appropriate state/federal agencies and private organizations that provide vision-related services.

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