is a comprehensive state program to assess
needs, and plan, develop and provide job-related services
to blind or severely visually impaired individuals. Such services
are designed to assist the consumer to prepare for employment
that is commensurate within their abilities, interests and
informed choice and consistent with their strengths, resources,
concerns and capabilities. VR services are available to the
consumer, if they are blind or have a severe visual impairment
and are not currently employed; or if they are seeking to
advance in their present career.
to ensure there is not a gap between services provided students
by the educational system and those provided by rehabilitation.
Transition activities promote movement from school to post-secondary
setting for students from age 14 through high school.
broadcasts readings of local and national newspapers
and magazines daily over special television or radio channels
to provide independent access to current information for print-handicapped
individuals. For information, call Radio Reading Services
for the Blind Network at (501) 663-4540.
a coordinated system of instruction in the development of
adaptive skills and supportive resources to enable individuals
who are blind or have an uncorrectable severe visual impairment
to live as independently as possible in their homes and communities.
Individuals learn how to care for themselves, travel independently,
perform home management skills, and keep records and other
activities to promote self-reliance. Involvement of family
and friends is strongly encouraged.
are available to eligible blind persons who are interested
in and have necessary skills to manage snake bars throughout
It is the largest single employment opportunity exclusively
for blind persons in Arkansas. VFP locates the sales site,
equips and stocks the facility initially, maintains the equipment,
and provides oversight and record keeping.