Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired of Northern New York - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired of Northern New York
131 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601
(315) 782-2451 (Local)
(315) 782-6890 (Fax)
info@abvinny.org
http://www.abvinny.org

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Clients served on average per year: 500
Staff description: 2 full-time, 1 part-time, uses volunteers.
Geographic area served: Jefferson County

Staff

Lawrence Storie, Executive Director, edlarry@abvinny.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assistive Products
    • Adaptive aids are made available such as talking watches, needle threaders, writing guides, lighted magnifiers and much more.
  • Business/Personal Services
    • In-home visits, information and referral, support groups, equipment loan program, outreach.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Eye Screenings are held at local health fairs and events.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Vision rehabilitation instruction is provided in the use of adaptive equipment.
  • Support Groups
    • Five Peer Support Groups are facilitated throughout Jefferson County who meet to share feelings and learn about new services available.

Events

Clayton Support Group
Adams Support Group
Watertown VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) Support Group
Carthage Support Group

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