Future In Sight

General Information

Future In Sight
25 Walker Street
Concord New Hampshire 1 03301
(603) 224 4039
http://www.futureinsight.org

Brief Description

Future In Sight, formerly New Hampshire Association for the Blind, is the statewide leader in providing vision rehabilitation services for New Hampshire people of all ages who are blind and visually impaired. Founded in 1912, it provides services in virtually every community statewide and at the McGreal Sight Center in Concord.

Staff

Denise Caruso, A.A.S., COA, VRT, Low Vision Therapist/ Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, dcaruso@sightcenter.org

David Morgan, President & CEO, dmorgan@sightcenter.org, 603 565 2423

Services Offered

  • Assistive Products
    • Maintains a technical aids store (low-tech) and an inventory of assistive aids (high tech) for demonstration, assessment and training.

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille literacy program. Provides braille, large print, audio on tape, digital files and CD to individuals and organizations.

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Provides community-based rehabilitative services statewide; includes all core services.

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Technology Training and Workshop for Adults and Seniors.

  • Counseling
    • Provides intake and referral, individual and group counseling, peer support groups.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in daily living skills, communication skills. Offers preventive rehabilitation for those at risk for blindness.

  • Health
    • Occupational Therapy. OT focuses on reducing the impact of disability by promoting maximal independence and participation in valued activities.

  • In-Home Services
    • In-Home Community Visitors and/or Drivers provide needed support to clients in their own communities.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides consultation on specialized rehabilitation services, promotes public education and prevention of blindness within New Hampshire. Provides referrals to all available networks of service providers.

  • Low Vision Devices
    • Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.

  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices. Services provided at McGreal Sight Center and community-based clinics.

  • Services for Seniors
    • All services are available for Seniors. Seventy-five percent of clients are age 60 and older.

  • Support Groups
    • Offers peer support groups.

  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Involves specialized training on a one-to-one basis to help an individual develop safe independent travel skills and learn new routes and environments.