INDEPENDENT LIVING

INDEPENDENT LIVING

 
General Information
Description of ServiceOffers legally blind individuals, ages 18 to 55, services geared to promote independent living that focus on each participant's specific needs. Services provided by nonprofit organizations, low vision certified ophthalmologists and optometrists may include adaptive equipment, orientation and mobility services, low vision devices, social work casework and rehabilitation teaching.
LocationNassau
Geographical AreaHempstead, New York; Town of Hempstead, New York; Nassau County, New York
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenSpanish, Portuguese, French, Creole, Sign Language
EligibilityMust be legally blind between ages of 18 to 55 and resident of eastern Queens counties, Nassau or Suffolk counties. Not eligible for vocational rehabilitation services, not currently receiving services through another CBVH (Commission of the Blind and Visually Handicapped) Program
 
Availability
Hours of Operation M-F 8:30am-5pm
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Christine Vasquez
Contact's Position Senior Counselor
Contact's Email christine.vasquez@ocfs.ny.gov
Physical Site Address 1 50 Clinton Street, Suite 208
Physical Site City, State, Zip Hempstead, NY 11550
Mailing Address 1 50 Clinton Street, Suite 208
Mailing City, State, Zip Hempstead, NY 11550
Main Phone (866)871-3000
TDD Phone (866)871-6000
Other Phone (516)564-4311
Fax (516)292-7448
Web Address www.visionloss.ny.gov
 
Additional Information
Last UpdateJun13
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES-COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY HANDICAPPED
Affiliated Program: INDEPENDENT LIVING
This Service: INDEPENDENT LIVING
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Assistive Technology Training (LH-2700.0600)
Blind Mobility Aids (LH-0600.5000-100)
Braille and Tactile Aids (LH-0600.9000-100)
Eye Care Referrals (LH-2600.2000)
Low Vision Aids (LH-0600.9000-450)
Orientation and Mobility Training (LR-6400)
State Government Agencies/Departments (TD-0300.8000)
Travel Training for Older Adults/People With Disabilities (LR-8500)