Specialized Services

Life Skills Training

  

Life Skills Training are services that can be offered to groups or individuals.  They provide information and education to help customers understand, compensate for, and adjust to their visual loss.  They help the individual maintain independence in the home, family unit, and community.

Transportation

  

Transportation/Escort Service is provided to enable a customer to safely reach medical facilities and essential community resources for such purposes as banking, shopping, receipt of support services, and material assistance.

Transportation Services

Transportation Services have been identified as a priority service.  It ensures the customer reaches their destination and is returned home safely (door-to-door service).

If the customer retains enough vision to function without an escort or has acquired appropriate travel skills, then the customer should utilize the public transportation system if it is available.

Transportation is available seven days a week.  Please try to call two weeks in advance to ensure we have a driver available for your trip.

Transportation is provided FREE to eligible customers.

Note:  Transportation service is not allowable for trips to and from a customer’s job site.

Recreational and Social Activities

 Everybody has to have some fun time, and we like to get together and let loose!  The Blind Association has the following groups that meet regularly to have fun:

  •  Sightless Strikers Bowling (Meet at least once a month at Family Bowlaway) - Learn bowling techniques even without eyesight.  Adaptive rails are provided so everyone can bowl independently.  Join our team!
  • Craft Classes (Meet at least once a month) - Complete crafts from easy to difficult with instruction from Briana.  Take home a work of art you created yourself and sit and gab for a while with the girls and occasionally even the guys!
  • Pizza Parties and Picnics (Quarterly)- Local Lions Clubs and other civic groups host parties with food and games to check the calendar for upcoming events.

Transportation is provided

Support Groups

  

Support Groups are a forum for sharing ideas, exchange of feelings and practical experiences, and sharing useful information among members.  They can involve reducing barriers encountered by our customers such as language, health, and fitness, accessibility, minority status, and vision. 

The goal is to promote

  • self-confidence,
  • independence and
  •  success through peer support and practical education.

Transportation is available to support groups.