Blind Services / Louisiana Rehabilitation Services

Address

3651 Cider Crest Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

(337) 475-8038

http://www.laworks.net/WorkforceDev/LRS/LRS_BlindServices.asp

Date of Official Change:

February 27, 2015

Description:

Blind Services is a section of Louisiana Rehabilitation Services' Vocational Rehabilitation Program and provides services to eligible individuals who are blind or visually impaired.Blind/Visually impaired services available through the Vocational Rehabilitation Program may include, but are not limited to:

Vocational guidance and career counseling
Evaluation of rehabilitation potential
Restoration (physical/mental)
Vocational and other training services
Rehabilitation technology, including assistive technology services, assistive technology devices and rehabilitation engineering
Occupational tools and equipment
Transportation to access other vocational rehabilitation services
Job Placement into suitable employment
Orientation and Mobility training
Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise

Services available through the Older Blind/Visually Impaired Program:

Low Vision Screening
In home or classroom training in skills to help maintain independence
Aids for independent living
Orientation and Mobility training (sighted guide and use of white cane)
Peer Counseling
Braille
Information and referral services
Confidence building activities

Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Intake Process:

Application process, contact your local Regional Office
337-475-8038

Program Fees:

Please call for information regarding fees for services, if any.

Languages:

English

Eligibility:

To be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services, the individual must: have a physical or mental disability which for the individual constitutes or results in a substantial impediment to employment; and be able to benefit from vocational rehabilitation services in terms of employment; and require vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for, enter, engage in or retain gainful employment

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

February 27, 2015

Volunteer Opportunities:

Agency does not utilize volunteers

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

3651 Cider Crest Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Mailing

P.O. Box 91297
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Physical

3616 Kirkman Street
Louisiana Rehabilitation Services Regional Office
Lake Charles, LA 70607

Contacts

LRS Regional Office

Primary Contact

(337) 475-8038

Kevin Monk

Executive Director

LRS Blind Services

(800) 737-2958

Phone Numbers

LRS Regional Office

(337) 475-8038

Fax

(225) 295-8966

LRS Regional Office Fax

(337) 475-8032

Main Phone

(225) 295-8900

Toll Free

(800) 737-2958

Legal Status:

City/County(Parish)

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