Losing some or all of your sight can be overwhelming and disorienting. This vision loss affects the way you manage your daily activities. The Independent Living Services (ILS) unit can provide you with adaptive techniques and devices that can help you maintain an independent lifestyle. Our vision rehabilitation services equip people of all ages who are blind and visually impaired with the skills and confidence needed to meet daily challenges.
Vision Rehabilitation Therapists (VRT's) serve in a variety of roles, teaching techniques to people that address their individual needs. Despite the diversity of their roles, VRT's are clearly defined as service providers who emphasize providing rehabilitation instruction, guidance, and alternative techniques in daily living skills to people who have visual impairments.
Participants can expect to:
Getting started is easy! Simply contact Central Intake at 302-255-9848 to apply for Independent Living Services. Once a consumer is determined eligible for DVI services, the Vision Rehabilitation Therapist contacts the consumer to set up an appointment. At the initial appointment, an assessment is conducted where information is gathered from the consumer and verified, agency services are described and consumer goals are established. The length of time, the services needed and training schedule are determined by the training goals.