Do you have two hands, one that can help a person who is legally blind and working through other issues?
You don’t need to be a mental health professional or even a nurse or social worker; just someone who can understand and be patient and tolerant when their friend has an off day, requires repetition, needs reassurance or has difficulty with comprehension or memory.
Services for the Blind has several clients who are legally blind and have additional concerns beyond blindness.
Some may have brain injury, developmental disabilities, learning or autism spectrum disorders, hearing impairments, anxiety or other special needs. They could use a big brother, sister or special friend to lend a hand or two.
The tasks would include working with clients on an ongoing basis to assist with various vision dependent needs such as grocery shopping, getting to medical appointments, forms for entitlement redetermination, housing issues, social needs, reading and sorting mail, etc.
These individuals want to be socially active while they work to maintain independent living for themselves in the community. They will achieve and maintain stability if given appropriate friendship and guidance. Can you be their friend.
184 Windsor Avenue, Volunteer Positions in Most CT Towns, Windsor, CT 06095, US
Maximizing opportunities for the independence and well-being of people with disabilities and older adults in Connecticut. Core Values INTEGRITY: We interact honestly and fairly with all others, adhering to strong ethics, values and principals. RESPECT: We value and recognize others for their unique skills, talents and contributions, and are considerate in all interactions. PROFESSIONALISM: We are mindful of our daily conduct and strive to have the highest work standards with a courteous attitude. OPEN COMMUNICATION: We encourage the sharing of information and knowledge in an accurate, honest and supportive way.
Aging and Disability Services: Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind
Welcome to the Department of Aging and Disability Services. Our programs, policies and practices are designed to:
Deliver integrated aging and disability services responsive to the needs of Connecticut citizens;
Provide leadership on aging and disability issues statewide;
Provide and coordinate aging and disability programs and services in the areas of employment, education, independent living, accessibility and advocacy;
Advocate for the rights of Connecticut residents with disabilities and older adults; and
Serve as a resource on aging and disability issues at the state level.
The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind enables its clients to become more self-sufficient and to maximize their participation in the community, at school and in employment settings. It is important to note that most people who are legally blind retain a significant degree of practical vision.