U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
124 950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 932-5711 2175 (Local)

Brief Description

Received a second 3-year CARF accreditation as of September 2003.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Number of staff: 47
Staff description: Administration, Regional Consultant, Visual Impairment Service Team Coordinator, Blind Rehabilitation Outreach Specialist, Recreation, Optometry, Nursing, Blind Rehabilitation Specialists, Computer Access Training Instructors.
Geographic area served: East Coast from Maine to Virginia.


Penny Schuckers, Chief, Penny.Schuckers@va.gov

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Provides braille instruction.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Computer Access Training is provided to all qualified applicants after they have completed the rehabilitation program. Training introduces veteran to assistive technology.
  • Counseling
    • Assists in making an emotional and behavioral adjustment to blindness through individual counseling sessions and group therapy meetings.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers a variety of skill courses designed to help blinded veterans achieve a realistic level of independence. These skill areas include orientation and mobility, communication skills, activities of daily living, manual skills, visual skills, computer access training and social/recreational activities.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers training for employment.
  • Information and Referral
    • Refers to programs for seniors.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Offers low vision services.
  • Support Groups
    • Has a support group.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides O&M training.
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