Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired
HC 2 South
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671
(802) 241-0238 (Local)
(802) 241-0341 (Fax)
http://dbvi.vermont.gov/

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri.7:45 AM-4:30 PM.
Geographic area served: Vermont.

Locations

110 Cherry Street
Suite 2-1
Burlington, VT 05401

88 Merchants Row, Suite 190
Rutland, VT 05701

100 State St, Suite 200
Montpelier, VT 05602

100 Mineral Street
Suite 301
Springfield, VT 05156

Staff

James Allen, Assistive Technology Trainer, (802) 241-0528, james.allen@vermont.gov
Mike Goldberg, Springfield Regional Office, (802) 356-1526, michael.goldberg@vermont.gov
Melissa Hoellerich, Rutland District Office, (802) 786-5891, melissa.hoellerich@vermont.gov
Geoff Howard, Rehabilitation Technology Consultant, (802) 479-5983, ghoward@rehabtech.com
Peggy Howard, Montpelier Regional Office, (802) 828-2762, peggy.howard@vermont.gov
Fred Jones, Director, (802) 241-0328, fred.jones@vermont.gov
Jean Palmer, Burlington Regional Office, (802) 863-7530, Jean.Palmer@vermont.gov

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Assesses rehabilitation needs of elderly blind/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.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides referrals to Area Agencies on Aging and information on other local aging services.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides and supplies low vision devices. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers recreational services for seniors.
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