Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center for the Blind
2550 Peachtree Street
Jackson, MS 39296-5314
(601) 364-2700 (Local)
(601) 364-2677 (Fax)
(800) 443-1000 (Toll-Free)
(601) 853-5100 (TDD/TTY)
nwagner@mdrs.state.ms.us
http://www.mdrs.ms.gov/VocationalRehabBlind/Pages/Addie_McBryde.aspx

Brief Description

Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Staff description: Teaching staff are certified rehabilitation teachers and/or certified O&M instructors.
Geographic area served: Mississippi. Accepts out-of-state referrals as space is available.

Staff

Dorothy Young, Director, Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Provides low vision assessments, vocational evaluations, and assistive technology evaluations.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Offers extensive outreach program to support outside entities.
  • Counseling
    • Offers comprehensive social and psychological evaluations and personal and group counseling.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in home and personal management, braille, handwriting, typing, word processing, and leisure education. Offers services to those 55 and above including Independent Living Program for Older Blind.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides vocational evaluations and information and training in job-seeking skills, business enterprise programs, clerical work, and data entry.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers training and activities for independent participation in community programs, physical conditioning and has an after-hours recreation specialist on staff.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

Members

AIM-VA (Accessible Instructional Materials-Virginia)

Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind

Arizona Instructional Resource Center

Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Arkansas School for the Blind

Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials Center

Blind Children's Learning Center

Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions, Inc.

Braille Institute of America, Inc.

California Department of Education: Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Translations

California School for the Blind

Catholic Charities Maine: Education Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Children

Colorado Instructional Materials Center

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

Delaware Instructional Materials and Resource Center

Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired

Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind

George Meyer Instructional Resource Center

Georgia Academy for the Blind

Governor Morehead School

Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind

Illinois Instructional Materials Center

Illinois School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Indiana Educational Resource Center

Indiana School for the Blind

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Kansas State School for the Blind

Kentucky School for the Blind

Lavelle School for the Blind

Louisiana Instructional Materials Center

Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired

Maryland Instructional Resource Center

Massachusetts Accessible Instructional Materials Library

Michigan Department of Education Low Incidence Outreach

Minnesota State Academy for the Blind

Mississippi Instructional Resource Center

Mississippi School for the Blind

Missouri Instructional Resource Center for the Blind

Missouri School for the Blind

Montana School for the Deaf and Blind

Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Nebraska Instructional Resource Center

Nevada Department of Education: Office of Special Education

New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

New York Institute for Special Education

New York State School for the Blind

North Dakota Vision Resource Center

North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind

Ogden Resource Center/Braille Access Center

Ohio State School for the Blind

Oklahoma Accesible Instructional Materials (AIM) Center

Oklahoma School for the Blind

Overbrook School for the Blind

PaTTAN (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network)

Perkins

Rhode Island Materials Access Center

South Carolina Instructional Resource Center

South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Special Education Service Agency

St. Joseph's School for the Blind

Tennessee School for the Blind

Texas Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The Maryland School for the Blind

Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind: Utah School for the Blind

Utah State Instructional Materials Access Center

Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind

Washington State School for the Blind

West Virginia Instructional Resource Center

West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children

Wisconsin Accessible Media Productions

Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Wyoming Department of Education: Vision Outreach Services

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