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Blind and Visually Impaired, Central Association for (CABVI)
Our mission is to assist people who are blind or visually impaired to achieve their highest levels of independence.
The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) provides comprehensive vision rehabilitation programs annually to more than 1100 people who are blind or visually impaired people in an eight county area of upstate New York (Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Fulton, Lewis, Montgomery, Jefferson and northern Otsego Counties). Our programs serve people of every age from infants to the very elderly. We offer low vision CABVI Building Frontexaminations and services. We teach independent living skills, orientation and mobility, lessons with assistive technology applications and employment training programs. A unique aspect of our employment training is Central Industries, CABVI's manufacturing division that helps to support agency services. The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired employs 167 people, 71 of whom are blind or visually impaired. Since our incorporation in 1929 we've continually provided public education about blindness and protecting your vision.
Independent Living Skills: We coordinate all counseling and rehabilitation services to include you the consumer, your family or caregivers. You'll learn to manage personal care, health needs, meal preparation and household finances while remaining independent in your home.
Orientation & Mobility: Our professionals teach you how to travel safely in your home, at school, or in your workplace or community.
Low Vision Services: CABVI's certified low vision specialists evaluate your needs and prescribe low vision optical aids and devices to maximize your remaining vision.
Children’s Services: Early intervention is the key to ensure that visually impaired children get the best start in life. Our preschool sessions and school age programs provide therapeutic teaching to help your child succeed.
Technology Services: If your goal is to continue your education or seek employment opportunities we will provide customized training in computer adaptive technology software. Maybe you want to learn to use a computer to email your grandkids? We'll teach you that too!
Employment Services: You can receive a vocational evaluation and job training to prepare you for work in your chosen field either in the community or in Central Industries.
Central Industries: Central Industries is our manufacturing division employing a highly skilled workforce of men and women who produce millions of dollars in products annually.
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