The Top Reasons why you should participate in the
Independent Living Program
1. To accomplish everyday tasks with independence.
2. To remain living independently within your home.
3. To participate in your favorite recreational activities.
4. To better understand your feelings about your vision loss.
5. To receive the training needed to live a satisfying life at your potential level of independence.
How does the independent living program work?
Our services are individualized. The exact services you receive depend on what you need to do and what you want to learn.
What does the program offer?
A thorough evaluation of your needs.
Counseling to help you and those around you adjust to your vision loss.
Alternative ways of doing daily routines.
Taking care of your residence
Moving and traveling about freely
Identifying money and paying bills
Communication: E-mail, Handwriting, Braille and Recording Devices.
Resources for assistance, support and recreation.
Utilizing remaining vision.
Assistance with specialized services, such as talking books and free directory
assistance and much more!
What if I want help in finding a job?
Contact our Vocational Rehabilitation Program at 1-800-552-7103.
How much do your services cost?
There are no fees for any services provided by the Independent Living Program. This program represents an investment by the entire community. It is to everyone’s best interest that each individual has an opportunity to function with independence.
Who provides the Independent Living Program services?
We have a statewide network of service providers. In most counties, local agencies provide independent living services for the program on a contract basis. The remaining counties are served by the DSB staff.