Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired

General Information

Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired
HC 2 South, 280 State Drive
Waterbury Vermont 1 05671-2040
888 405 5005
AHS.DAILDBVIInfo@vermont.gov
http://dbvi.vermont.gov/

Staff

Mackenzie Breen, Springfield Regional Office, Mackenzie.Breen@vermont.gov, 802 356 1526

Melissa Hoellerich, Rutland District Office, melissa.hoellerich@vermont.gov, 802 786 5891

Geoff Howard, Rehabilitation Technology Consultant, ghoward@rehabtech.com, 802 479 5983

Fred Jones, Director, fred.jones@vermont.gov, 802 241 0328

Services Offered

  • Assessment
    • Assesses rehabilitation needs of elderly blind/visually impaired.

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultation and technical assistance to external entities working with blind and 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.

  • Health
    • Contracts and refers for health services.

  • Health Services
    • Contracts and refers for health services.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides referrals to Area Agencies on Aging and information on other local aging services.

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

  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides and supplies low vision devices. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.

  • Professional Training
    • Offers internship/fieldwork placement in rehabilitation counseling, vocational rehabilitation.

  • Recreation Services
    • Offers recreational services for seniors.

  • Services for Seniors