DeafBlind Services Minnesota, LLC
Vision Loss Services
DeafBlind Services Minnesota - St. Paul Office
216 Wabasha St S, St. Paul, MN, 55107-1804
Distance: 502 Miles
Blind or visually impaired support services involve direct support to people who are blind, deaf-blind, or those with low vision. Program focuses on teaching Independent Living Skills (ILS) to people with a visual impairment.
Offers training activities and classes focused on the needs of deafblind people. Training is offered through the Rehabilitation Center at Vision Loss Resources (parent company of DeafBlind Services Minnesota, LLC)
Training services focusing on DeafBlind individuals gaining or improving their independence and self-sufficiency in their homes and community. Skills may include:
* Orientation and mobility, including use of public transit and crossing streets
* Computer and adaptive technology
* Keyboarding and writing
* Adaptive food preparation
* Home management (cleaning and techniques of daily living)
A comprehensive program serving children ages 0-21 living with a combined hearing loss and vision loss and their families through a variety of services including:
* Home and community-based intervenor services
* Service coordination, resource identification and family support services
* Develop communication strategies
* Environment and community awareness
* DeafBlindness consultation
- Assistance with community resources
- Adults with disabilities
- Blind or visually impaired
- Deaf or hard-of-hearing
- Older adults
- Older adults with disabilities
Referrals for the Rehabilitation Center are typically made by a State Services for the Blind counselor. Contact the agency for more information.
For Children, Youth and Family Services, contact Kim Johnson, Children, Youth and Family Services manager at (612) 843-3401 or email@example.com.
Twin Cities Metro Area
- DeafBlind Services Minnesota - Minneapolis Office 1936 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55403-3101
Other Services or resources
This provider does not offer other services or resources at this location.
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LH-0600.9000-450Low Vision Aids Definition
Programs that pay for or provide magnifiers, magnification equipment, light intensification equipment, night vision equipment, closed circuit television devices and other products which help people who have visual impairments use their remaining vision to greater advantage.
LR-3200Independent Living Skills Instruction Definition
Programs that assist people who have disabilities to learn the basic skills of daily living through individual and group counseling and instruction, experience and practice in coping with real or simulated life situational demands; or through the use of assistive devices, special equipment and specialized assistants. Services include but are not limited to training in the ability to travel about the community alone; to live independently in a private residence; to maintain health through self-care and use of medical services; to live within personal income; to maintain acceptable grooming and appearance; to deal with legal, family or social problems; and to cope with other requirements for successful independent living.
LR-6400Orientation and Mobility Training Definition
Programs that help people who are blind or who have visual impairments develop the fundamental spatial concepts and skills that are necessary for maximum mobility and independent living. Instruction focuses on moving safely and purposefully in the school, home or community environment; and usually includes procedures for street crossings, travel in unfamiliar areas, utilization of public transportation, and appropriate use of aids such as sighted guides or canes. Training for persons who want to acquire the skills to be a sighted guide may also be provided.
PH-3000Home Management Instruction Definition
Programs that provide instruction that deals with the basic activities of homemaking including caring for and managing children; planning, shopping for and preparing nutritious meals; maintaining a clean and safe living environment; and other in-home responsibilities. Included are teaching and demonstrating homemaking programs that are designed specifically to assist parents who are at risk or have a history of abusing their children to successfully maintain their homes while meeting their children's needs in that setting. Also included are homemaking instruction programs that are designed to meet the needs of elderly individuals.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YF-3200Hearing Loss Definition
A disruption in the normal hearing process that may occur in the outer, middle, or inner ear, which prevents sound waves from being converted to electrical signals and nerve impulses from being transmitted to the brain to be interpreted. Included are conductive hearing loss that results from abnormalities of the external ear and/or the ossicles of the middle ear; sensorineural hearing loss that results from malfunction of inner ear structures (i.e., cochlea); and central auditory dysfunction that results from damage or dysfunction at the level of the eighth cranial nerve, auditory brain stem, or cerebral cortex. Hearing loss may be present at birth (congenital) or become evident later in life (acquired); and may or may not preclude the normal development of language. The severity of hearing loss is measured in decibles (dB). The threshold or 0 dB mark for each frequency refers to the level at which typical young adults perceive a tone burst 50% of the time. Hearing is considered normal if an individual's thresholds are within 15 dB of normal thresholds. Severity of hearing loss is graded as mild (26-40 dB), moderate (41-55 dB), moderately severe (56-70 dB), severe (71-90 dB) and profound (90 dB).
A disability that is characterized by a combination of hearing and visual impairments.
A condition in which affected individuals are totally blind and cannot see or are legally blind and have central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with maximal correction, or a peripheral field of vision that is so contracted that its widest diameter subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees.
YJ-8750.1500Children and Youth With Disabilities/Health Conditions Definition
Children and adolescents who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, illnesses or injuries that affect their performance in school and their ability to engage in one or more major life activities.