Your State Government: Rehabilitation Services for the Blind

In 2011, in the state of Missouri 154,200 people were either blind or had a visual impairment. Rehabilitation Services for the Blind (RSB), a program through the Department of Social Services, provides a variety of services to eligible blind and visually impaired Missourians. The program helped 2,282 Missourians last year.

The program offers vocational rehabilitation, assistive technology resources, independent living rehabilitation, transition services, a business enterprise program, children’s services, employer services and a prevention program called Blindness Education, Screening and Treatment Program or BEST. These services offer training, access to resources, counseling services, guidance, and more.

Rehabilitation Services for the Blind was created to provide a variety of services in order to help those who are blind or have visual impairments to reach their maximum potential in all areas of life.

The criteria for the programs includes having a severe visual impairment or being legally blind; the impairment must create a barrier to employment and vocational services are required.

Anyone interested in the services offered by Rehabilitation Services for the Blind should call 1-800-592-6004.

 

 

 

Posted: September 6, 2013

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