Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Main Campus
7000 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45231
(513) 522-3860 (Local)
(513) 728-3946 (Fax)
(888) 234-7156 (Toll-Free)
(513) 728-3940 (TDD/TTY)
clovernook@clovernook.org
http://www.clovernook.org

Brief Description

The mission of the Clovernook Center for the Blind is to promote independence and foster the highest quality of life for people with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities. Clovernook has offices in Cincinnati, Ohio and Memphis, Tennessee. Service options vary per location. Cincinnati and Memphis locations have manufacturing plants which employ individuals who are legally blind in the production of braille books and magazines and pressboard file folders. There is also capacity to perform sub-contract work.

Hours of operation: Service Centers: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; or as needed.
Clients served on average per year: 1,130
Number of staff: 150
Staff description: Administration and support staff, approx. 17; Rehabilitation services, approx. 52; Industrial operations, approx. 68. Memphis operations and rehabilitation, approx. 13.
Geographic area served: Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, Southeast Indiana and Memphis, TN. Information and Referral inquiries come from anywhere in the world.
Publications: Perspective (external newsletter), Clover Notes(internal newsletter), braille publications, large print books, magazines, and periodicals by contract with government and commercial publishers.

Locations

Clovernook Center Memphis
346 St. Paul Avenue
Memphis, TN 38126

Staff

Chris Faust, President/CEO, (513) 522-3860, cfaust@clovernook.org
Jessica Salyers, Vice President of Fund Development and Community Relations, (513) 522-3860
Lynne Tune, Vice President of Program Services, (513) 522-3860

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Provided in all service areas.
  • Assistive Products
    • Distributes independent living aids and accessories. Products for sale on site in Cincinnati and Memphis facilities, and online.
  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Embosses braille books, magazines, catalogs, and other publications for individuals and national organizations, including the Library of Congress, American Foundation for the Blind, Lions Clubs International, United States Internal Revenue Service, United States Department of Education, and the Social Security Administration. Distributes braille, large print, and audio materials under contract with the National Library Service for the Blind and Handicapped (NLS).
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers skills assessment, adaptive equipment trials, and comprehensive computer skills training from basic literacy to advanced skills training.
  • Counseling
    • Offers individual, group counseling, case management, referral to community services. Provides vocational adjustment and personal adjustment counseling focusing on psychosocial issues.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers an array of programs and services, including training in independent living skills, safe and independent mobility skills, computer access, counseling, vocational services, recreation, and youth programs. Individual and group support is available for seniors and their families, who are experiencing age-related vision loss to promote independence and self-confidence. Clinical low vision evaluation and prescription of low vision tools and devices is also available.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers vocational interest testing, transitional work services, job development and placement, job coaching, work adjustment, sheltered employment, and/or competitive internal or external employment opportunities.
  • In-Home Services
    • Offers family/caregiver services.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information about vision-related issues and services over the telephone, on the Internet, in person, and by mail. Refers callers to other agencies as appropriate.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides clinical low vision evaluation, prescription and training in the use of assistive devices, and follow-up.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers individualized leisure programming with emphasis on socialization and self-expression.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Low Vision Clinic, low vision satellite clinics, low vision aids, Braille Services, Recreation Services, Adult Day Program, volunteer opportunities, Low Vision Support Groups, Social Services, etc.
  • Support Groups
    • Offers a peer support group for individuals with varying degrees of vision loss.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training in home, work, or other community environments.
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