Orientation and Mobility Training

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    Taxonomy Code: LR-6400

    Programs that help people who are blind or who have visual impairments develop the fundamental spatial concepts and skills that are necessary for maximum mobility and independent living. Instruction focuses on moving safely and purposefully in the school, home or community environment; and usually includes procedures for street crossings, travel in unfamiliar areas, utilization of public transportation, and appropriate use of aids such as sighted guides or canes. Training for persons who want to acquire the skills to be a sighted guide may also be provided.

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    ADAPTIVE LIVING PROGRAM (ALP)Provides a range of services to visually impaired seniors to help them independently care for themselves and their homes including individual assessments and evaluations, homemaker training, low vision services, mobility training and rehabilitation teaching. Case management provided. Serves residents of Nassau and Suffolk Counties.NassauADAPTIVE LIVING PROGRAM (ALP)HELEN KELLER SERVICES FOR THE BLIND
    CREATIVE ADAPTATIONS FOR LEARNING, INC.Dedicated to creating, publishing and distributing tactile illustrations for readers who are blind or visually impaired. Creative Adaptations for Learning (CAL) produces books, flash cards, and other educational materials which use raised lines and textured shapes to help visually impaired people recognize shapes and objects the product is particularly useful for developing reading readiness (braille or print), orientation and mobility and communication skills. Young children, their parents, siblings, teachers and Occupational Therapists, any of whom may be blind or visually impaired, use these materials...as well as children who have dyslexia, autism, cerebral palsy or learning delays. Serves a national geographic area.NassauCREATIVE ADAPTATIONS FOR LEARNING, INC.CREATIVE ADAPTATIONS FOR LEARNING, INC.
    GUIDE DOG SERVICESTrains and provides guide dogs to people who are blind or visually impaired. Each person must complete a 25 day in-residence training program at the Foundation. Each graduate receives a dog, its equipment, a comprehensive training program and after-care services without charge.SuffolkGUIDE DOG SERVICESGUIDE DOG FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND, INC.
    INDEPENDENT LIVINGOffers 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.NassauINDEPENDENT LIVINGNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES-COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY HANDICAPPED
    NASSAU-COMMUNITY REHABILITATION SERVICESProvides rehabilitation teaching to the blind and visually impaired including braille, keyboarding, travel training, independent living skills, and low-vision services. Also offers social casework and counseling servicesNassauNASSAU-COMMUNITY REHABILITATION SERVICESHELEN KELLER SERVICES FOR THE BLIND
    NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLINDProvides a school for legally blind and multiply disabled students. Offers day, five-day and seven-day ICF program options, OT, PT, speech, music and recreation therapies, O&M, APE, behavioral services and social work.NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLINDNEW YORK STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
    SUFFOLK-COMMUNITY REHABILITATION SERVICESProvides rehabilitation teaching to the blind and visually impaired including braille, keyboarding, travel training, independent living skills, social casework and counseling services.SuffolkSUFFOLK-COMMUNITY REHABILITATION SERVICESHELEN KELLER SERVICES FOR THE BLIND
    VISIONS CENTER ON BLINDNESSProvides a year round overnight recreation, social service and rehabilitation program for blind and visually impaired teens (18+), adults, and senior citizens and families with one or more members of any age who are visually impaired. Offers educational programs, Employment and Technology Institute, Consumer Conference, sports, arts and entertainment. Call for an application.VISIONS CENTER ON BLINDNESSVISIONS-SERVICES FOR THE BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED
    VISION SERVICESProvides services for students attending local district programs who are visually impaired or blind. These include Assistive Technology Assessments and Orientation and Mobility Training. Assistive Technology Assessments are used to determine the appropriate assistive devices and/or educational technology needed to facilitate a student's learning in his/her current educational setting. Orientation and Mobility Training is provided for an individual student at the request of the local school district. This training assists students in traveling safely, efficiently and confidently in a variety of environments and develops independence and self-esteem. Individualized training is based on a student's cognitive and motor ability and geared to his or her specific vision deficit. Specialized services include: sensory and concept development with formal orientation and mobility training for younger students, training in the use of residual vision in conjunction auditory and tactual skills for partially sighted students training in street crossing and the use of public transportation for students who demonstrate age-appropriate concepts and cognitive ability and training for students who are totally blind through the use of the long cane and sight guide techniques. Call for more detailed information. NassauVISION SERVICESNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

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