You can be a storm volunteer right in your own neighborhood. Not everyone can pick up stakes and travel to the storm stricken areas of our nation, but you can do a lot right here are home to help your neighbor. Individuals who are legally blind and/or elder blind don’t have the chance to run to the grocery store for extra bread and milk, to the pharmacy for a spare prescription or to the market for a candle or flashlight - they are always in the dark. But you CAN help. Sign up today to be a BESB Buddy - someone who develops a long-term sustainable friendship with a neighbor making the world a better place and savoring the love of a new friend. Just read their mail, friendly visit, shop with them or for them and see how your perspective and your life will change!
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.