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

General Information

Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1700 West State Street
Janesville, WI 53546
(608) 758-6100 (Local)
(608) 758-6161 (Fax)
(800) 832-9784 (Toll-Free)
(608) 758-6127 (TDD/TTY)
Amanda.Jordan@wcbvi.k12.wi.us
http://www.wcbvi.k12.wi.us/

Brief Description

The Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is an integral part of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Clients served on average per year: 70
Number of staff: 150
Staff description: Administration, certified teachers, teaching assistants, dormitory staff, materials production staff, nursing staff, business office, facilities and food service.
Geographic area served: Wisconsin
Publications: Eye Spy-monthly newsletter to parents, the Viewer, topical related occasional publication for parents/professionals

Staff

Pete Dally, Director, pete.dally@wcbvi.k12.wi.us
Kim Heimerl, Principal, kim.heimerl@wcbvi.k12.wi.us

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Counseling
    • Provides social evaluations; psychological testing and evaluation; individual, group, family/parent, couple counseling.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in personal management, braille, handwriting, listening skills, use of the Optacon typing, use of video magnifier and electronic mobility aids, orientation and mobility, sensory training, remedial education, transition training and vocational guidance.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides pre-vocational evaluation, career and skill counseling, occupational skill development, and job training and placement
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers adult continuing education, after-school programs, arts and crafts, hobby groups, swimming, track, wrestling, cross country skiing. Contracts for bowling.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.
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