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Vision Loss Resources

Vision Loss Services

Vision Loss Resources - East Metro

216 Wabasha St S, St. Paul, MN, 55107-1804

(612) 871-2222

Website

http://visionlossresources.org/programs/rehabilitation-center

Service Details

Description

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.


Additional Information

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
* Technology
* Keyboarding
* Writing
* Adaptive Food Preparation
* Braille
* Techniques of Daily Living
* Living with Blindness Discussion Group
* Woodworking


They also provide fully furnished apartments near their training center, for those traveling from outside of Minnesota.


Features

  • At Home Services
    • Grocery shopping assistance 
    • Money management 
    • Personal shopping assistance 
  • Client Conveniences
    • 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 
  • Payment
    • Alternative Care Waiver (AC) 
    • Brain Injury Waiver (BI) 
    • Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver (CADI) 
    • Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DD) 
    • Elderly Waiver (EW) 
    • Private pay 

Eligibility

Any person whose deaf-blindness, or combination hearing and vision loss, interferes with their ability to access information.


Application Instructions

Call or email for further information.


Fees

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).


Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday


Area Served

Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Washington and Wright counties


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (651) 224-7662
FAX (651) 224-7214

Last Update

3/21/2019

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