- Published on Sunday, 26 October 2008 08:21
ASB’S Human Services…
Helping People Cope, Adapt, Live
Adapting to life with little or no vision can be a daunting challenge. Fear and uncertainty can be overwhelming. Even a lifelong home can suddenly become foreign and perilous. In blindness or visual impairment, much of what a sighted person takes for granted needs to be relearned in a completely new way.
We understand the disability...but we're also confident in the ability each of our clients has to tackle fear and go on living.
Our Human Services Department is the place to start. Our dedicated and caring staff has a proven track record. Most know the experience first hand, and have the training and patience to help others move forward.
Click on any of the following links to learn how we rebuild lives through a program that includes:
Just a sample of what’s possible…
- Independence in mobility by learning to use a White Cane
- Independence in the home through kitchen and maintenance skills
- Independence in money-management by learning how to identify paper money, write checks and more
- Independence in life by learning how to cope and adapt with courage and confidence
To those who qualify, our services are offered free of charge. For those who do not qualify, fees are on an affordable sliding scale. To find out if you or someone you know qualifies for services without charge, have the following information on hand when you call us:
- Proof of Income: To participate in ASB’s programs without charge, income must be 300% or less of the Federal Poverty Level for a single person. Click here to find current levels.
- Eye Report: Have medical documentation from a doctor stating legal blindness or visually impairment.
We’ve made the process fast and easy, and we’ll even help you fill in state-required documentation.
Based on approval, we create a service plan including groups, educational classes and recreational programs tailored to an individual’s specific needs.