Training Providers

Independent Living Providers for Older Blind


Edith Bishel Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Address:
628 N Arthur St
Kennewick, WA  99336-2128
Phone:
(509) 735-0699
(800) 662-9226 (Toll Free)
(509) 735-4074 (Fax)
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Counties served: Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Klickitat, Walla Walla, Yakima, as well as Northeastern Oregon. Rehabilitation services, independent living skills, counseling and support groups, low vision clinic, computer classes, Braille instruction, social activities, and library resources. Low vision aids available for loan and sale. Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday.

Lilac Services for the Blind

Address:
1212 N. Howard
Spokane, WA  99201
Phone:
(509) 328-9116
(800) 422-7893 (Toll Free)
(509) 328-8965 (Fax)
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Services include rehabilitation teaching, orientation and mobility, communication skills, home teaching, aids and appliances, daily living skills training, Braille training, peer support, counseling, low vision services, recreational activities, library services in cooperation with the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library, volunteer services, and public education. Counties served: Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Orielle, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman. In Idaho, Kootenai.

Peninsula Rehabilitation Services

Address:
2510 Snow Creek Road
Quilcene, WA  98376-9530
Phone:
(360) 765-4239
(800) 552-7103 (Toll Free)
(360) 765-5053 (Fax)
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Independent living services are provided for blind and visually impaired persons 55 years of age and older. No fee. Counties: Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason

Seagull Low Vision Services

Address:
3226 Wilderness Dr. SE
Olympia, WA  98501
Phone:
(360) 493-1372
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Counties: Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, Thurston, Wahkiakum. Independent living services for blind and visually impaired adults. No fee.

SightConnection

Address:
9709 3rd Ave NE, #100
Seattle, WA  98115-2027
Phone:
(206) 525-5556
(800) 458-4888 (Toll Free)
(206) 525-5556 (TTY)
(206) 525-0422 (Fax)
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King and Snohomish Counties for home visits; people throughout Northwest use low vision services, specialty products store, and educational services. Low Vision Clinics in Seattle, Sedro Wooley and Bremerton. A private non-profit agency offering comprehensive rehabilitation services to people with impaired vision. SightConnection offers personal adjustment counseling and resource information; instruction in safe and independent travel; skills for independent living; low vision assessment and training; adaptive aids store, mail order and on line catalogue; free CCTV demonstrations; assistive technology center; and educational services including information and referral, free large-print newsletter, and public speaking on issues relating to vision impairment.

Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities (TACID)

Address:
6315 South 19th Street
Tacoma, WA  98466-6217
Phone:
(253) 565-9000
(877) 538-2243 (Toll Free)
(253) 565-5445 (TTY)
(253) 565-5578 (Fax)
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Services Include: Independent living skills training for blind/visually impaired adults including home and personal management, Braille instruction, activities of daily living, and orientation and mobility. ASL interpreter referrals and advocacy are provided for deaf/hard of hearing individuals. Also available are disability support groups, information and referral to community services, and volunteer services. County: Pierce

Vision Rehab Specialists

Address:
425 Chuckanut Dr. N. #51
Bellingham, WA  98229
Phone:
(360) 671-5485
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Counties: Skagit, Whatcom