West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services
107 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301-2609
(304) 356-2060 (Local)
(304) 766-5533 (Fax)
(800) 642-3021 (Toll-Free)
(304) 766-4970 (TDD/TTY)
http://www.wvdrs.org

Brief Description

WVDRS seeks to work with people with disabilities to enable them to receive training, jot placement, or services for job retention. WVDRS manages and operates the Independent Living Program for Older Blind known as VISIONS (Visually Impaired Seniors In-home, Outreach & Networking Services). The program provides in-home and community-based services on a statewide basis to eligible consumers.

Hours of operation: 8:30 - 4:45
Clients served on average per year: 35000
Number of staff: 535
Staff description: district managers- rehabilitation counselors - clerical support - rehablitaton services asoicates - program specialists - suport staff such as janitorial and maitenance - fiscal managrs - communications/putlic relations staff - rehabilitation teachers senior managers - assistant directors - data analysis staff - director
Geographic area served: West Virginia.
Publications: When possbile we provide transportation from the hotel to the training center

Locations

VISIONS Program
c/o WV Div of Rehabilitation Services
10 McJunkin Road
Nitro, WV 25143

Staff

Becky Anderson, Skills Trainer, (304) 420-4580, rebecca.f.anderson@wv.gov
Tina Currey, Skills Trainer, (304) 625-6044, tina.m.currey@wv.gov
Curtis Jamison, Skills Trainer, (304) 267-0005 51172, curtis.jamison@wv.gov
Carla Kirby, Skills Trainer, (304) 647-7515, carla.m.kirby@wv.gov
Darrell Morris, Skills Trainer, (304) 760-7161, darrell.l.morris@wv.gov
Patricia Shafer, Program Supervisor, (304) 760-7155, patricia.a.shafer@wv.gov

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Administers psychometric testing, work sample evaluation, behavior observations, job transferability skills, and career exploration. Provides comprehensive evaluation or specialty evaluation. Provides optometric evaluation to determine how much sight the person has and how best to enhance it.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Provides training in the use of computers with voice output.
  • Counseling
    • Offers coping strategies for dealing with vision loss.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in life skills, including independent living and travel and reading and writing braille, as well as using computers with voice output. Provides independent living services for persons age 55 and older.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides vocational training and counseling, training in the use of assistive technology, environmental modifications, job modifications, and job placement.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information and referral services for people who are blind or visually impaired in West Virginia. Refer you for other services, such as Talking Book services and free directory assistance.
  • Services for Seniors
    • WVDRS manages and operates the Independent Living Program for Older Blind known as VISIONS (Visually Impaired Seniors In-home, Outreach & Networking Services) Our program provides in-home and community-based services on a statewide basis to eligible consumers.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Offers travel training for people with visuual impairments.
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