Independent Living Skills
Adults in the Independent Living program are taught how to become independent through the learning of new skills for performing the same activities done by others with sight. Clients learn to navigate their environment and maintain life’s responsibilities independently. Clients learn how to complete tasks such as pouring liquids, labeling personal items, household items, retrieving the mail and cooking without vision. The use of adaptive technology tools such as talking clocks, liquid indicators, voice recorders for note taking and talking calculators are some devices taught which allow clients to maintain their lives independently. Other services to adults in the Independent Living Program include orientation and mobility, adjustment counseling, self-advocacy and communication skills.
The Vocational Rehabilitation Program offers clients guidance and training from vocational specialist to obtain employment. Services offered include resume building, cover letter writing, self-advocacy, interviewing skills, and job searching skills. In some cases, clients in the program may be already employed. In this case, training and support is offered in an effort to preserve the client's current position. Other services to adults in the Vocational Rehabilitation Program include orientation and mobility, technology training, and communication skills.