Vision Loss Resources
Vision Loss Services
Vision Loss Resources - East Metro
216 Wabasha St S, St. Paul, MN, 55107-1804
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.
Vision Loss Resources (VLR) partners with DeafBlind Services Minnesota (DBSM) to provide assistance to deafblind individuals of all ages and all abilities to achieve their highest level of independence and self-sufficiency. Because each deafblind individual has unique needs, services are provided on a one-to-one basis and customized to that person's needs. DBSM provides services statewide to adults, through the Adult Community Services (ACS) program. They provide Support Service Providers (SSP), and adjustment to blindness and deaf-blindness training.
Offers a full adjustment to blindness rehabilitation training center focusing on:
* Orientation and Mobility
* Adaptive Food Preparation
* Techniques of Daily Living
* Living with Blindness Discussion Group
They also provide fully furnished apartments near their training center, for those traveling from outside of Minnesota.
At Home Services
- Grocery shopping assistance
- Money management
- Personal shopping assistance
- Assistance with community resources
Client Information and Specialization
- Adults with disabilities
- Blind or visually impaired
- Children and/or youth with disabilities
- Deaf or hard-of-hearing
- Older adults
- Older adults with disabilities
- Alternative Care Waiver (AC)
- Brain Injury Waiver (BI)
- Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver (CADI)
- Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DD)
- Elderly Waiver (EW)
- Private pay
Any person whose deaf-blindness, or combination hearing and vision loss, interferes with their ability to access information.
Call or email for further information.
DeafBlind Services Minnesota (DBSM) is funded by The Minnesota Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division, Hennepin County, Medicaid Home and Community-Based waivers, and Minnesota State Services for the Blind (Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Security).
Some services are private pay (such as the fitness center).
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Washington and Wright counties
- Vision Loss Resources - West Metro 1936 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55403-3101
Other Services or resources
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LR-1000Braille Instruction Definition
Programs that teach people who are blind and other interested individuals to read and write using Braille, a system that uses raised dots to represent numerals and letters of the alphabet which can be identified by the fingers.
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.
TJ-6750Reading Services for People With Disabilities Definition
Programs that provide people with visual impairments or other disabilities that limit their ability to read print material with access to recorded tapes, readings from current popular publications or a volunteer who reads for them. Included are radio reading services which offer programming that features highlights from national newspapers, articles from periodicals, or novels and other special interest reading material; telephone reading services which provide access to prerecorded material via touch-tone telephone; and programs that arrange for a call or visit by a volunteer reader.
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-6750.6500Parents of People With Disabilities Definition
The natural or adoptive mothers and fathers of individuals who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by their responsibility for and concern about the person.
YZ-1700Disabilities Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of disabilities.