Evansville Association for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Evansville Association for the Blind
500 North Second Avenue
Evansville, IN 47710
(812) 422-1181 (Local)
(812) 424-3154 (Fax)
pattyhaas@evansvilleblind.org
http://www.evansvilleblind.org

Brief Description

The Evansville Association for the Blind is a not-for-profit organization incorporated as a workshop in the state of Indiana on April 13th, 1923. Today, the workshop is a community rehabilitation facility utilizing individual goals, wages, supportive services, and a controlled work environment to help vocationally handicapped persons achieve or maintain maximum potential as workers.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 1,500
Number of staff: 25 full-time.
Staff description: COMS, TVI, VRA, CVRT, VRA, CMA, MSD, MSW
Geographic area served: Southwestern Indiana, southern Illinois, and western Kentucky.

Locations

500 Second Ave
Evansville, IN 47710

Staff

Patti Elsperman, Parent and Infant Specialist
Patty Haas, Low Vision Center Coordinator, (812) 422-1181 106, pattyhaas@evansvilleblind.org
Diane Hagler, Rehabilitation Department
Karla Horrell, Executive Director
Carol Hudgions, Coordinator, Career Development Center
Krysti Hughes, Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Provides orientation and mobility training through contracts with regional school corporations.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers computer training.
  • Counseling
    • Offers evaluations; psychological testing and evaluations; individual, group, family/parent, couple counseling; placement in school, training, institution; and referral to community services.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides remedial education and training in personal management and home management skills in client's home and community.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides vocational evaluation, career and skill counseling, occupational skill development, sheltered workshops, placement, follow-up service.
  • Information and Referral
    • Refers for some health services.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up.
  • Reading Services
    • Operates cooperative program with local public radio station (WNIN-FM).
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers special programs for persons over 55.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Offers training in home management and daily living skills and the sue of adaptive equipment. Also offers support resources.
  • Support Groups
    • The low vision support group offers a variety of services to those with visual impairments.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.
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