Division of Services for the Blind – Department of Health and Human Services

Address: 700 Main Street, P.O. Box 3237
Little Rock, AR 72203
Phone: 501-682-1001​ Website: http://humanservices.arkansas.gov/Pages/servicesBlind.aspx

The Arkansas Division of Services for the Blind is dedicated to the independence of Arkansans who are blind or visually impaired and is committed to the principle that these individuals have the right to make informed choices regarding where they live, where they work, how they participate in the community, and how they interact with others.

Within the constraints of state and federal laws and based on available funds, the Division of Services for the Blind fulfils its mission through the following goals:

1.Employment – To assist Arkansans who are blind or visually impaired to secure or maintain employment and consistent with their skills, abilities, and interests.
2.Rehabilitation Teaching – To assist Arkansans who are blind or visually impaired to live as independently as possible through the development of skills, accommodations, or adaptations that are necessary to perform all activities of daily living.
3.Prevention of Blindness – To assist in preventing blindness stabilizing vision, and, where possible, restoring

Youth Support Programs:

Jump Start Program – The Division of Services for the Blind (DSB) and the Arkansas School for the Blind and visually impaired (ASBVI) hosts the summer Jump Start Program. This program is open to blind and severely visually impaired youth ages 16-19 years. Students are assisted in obtaining a part-time summer job and offered the opportunity to participate in recreational and educational enrichment activities.
Contact: Call 501-682-0330 or 1-800-960-9270
 

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