Life Skills Education

Our Life Skills Education services are provided in group and one-on-one sessions and empower people with visual impairments to increase their self-sufficiency.

Rehabilitative Skills

  • Clients learn how to use their existing vision most effectively and how to apply specific functional techniques.
  • Skills taught include kitchen safety, the preparation and cooking of meals, the completion of checks and forms, personal organization, and adjustments to in-home lighting.
  • All sessions are presented by vision rehabilitation therapist (VRT) certified by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP).

Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Skills

  • Clients learn how to understand their surroundings and how to navigate between familiar locations.
  • All sessions are presented O&M specialist who are ACVREP-certified.

Technology Skills

  • Clients explore present-day and emerging technologies that improve their quality of life.
  • Sessions also help clients gain a deeper understanding of the use of the devices they use.

Elemental Life Skills

  • Clients learn critical non-physical skills of daily life.
  • Examples of topics include financial planning, fraud protection, voting, meditation, and mindfulness.

Skills Education for Youth

  • Our programs for kids with vision impairments are designed to empower them to function independently as adults. We hope to introduce additional programs in the future.
  • Our Camp I CAN! summer program is held annually for kids ages 7-13.

Contact for Information

Jennifer Pandolfo, 570.992.7787, Ext. 222