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CNIB, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario

Site: Hamilton East - West Region

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-528-8555
Toll Free Phone 1-888-275-5332 (West Region)
TTY Phone 905-524-5988
Fax 905-527-9536 Toll free 1-855-251-4156
Website on.visionlossrehab.ca/en
Primary Contact Cathie Mason, Manager, Program Development and Operations; Email: Cathie.mason@cnib.ca
Volunteer Coordinator David Wallis, Coordinator, Volunteer Services; Phone: ext 5304; Email: david.wallis@cnib.ca
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Funding United Way - Burlington and Greater Hamilton
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Provides community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.  
Vision loss rehabilitation therapy helps people with all levels of vision loss to develop or restore key daily living skills, helping enhance their independence, safety, and mobility. Ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other health care professionals may refer you for this therapy as part of your overall care plan. Services are provided by certified specialists, who will work with you to create a personalized rehabilitation plan to meet your needs and goals. Your plan may include one or more of the following services: 
Low Vision Services Functional vision assessment, eye disease information, techniques for maximizing eyesight, one-on-one instruction for sight-enhancing devices such as specialty magnifiers 
Essential Skills for Daily Living instructions for use of large-print, braille, audio products, and adaptive technology, referrals to community programs and financial subsidies, safe techniques for everyday activities such as preparing meals, labelling medications, and using the phone. 
Travel and Mobility Instruction Teaches how to use the White cane and other mobility tools, how to find and cross intersections, ride public transit, use the guiding technique to travel with a sighted person, and navigate new environments 
Services for Children and Families Braille preparations, tactile learning sessions, peer programs. Provides educational materials for parents as well as access to local resources and workshops 
Assistive Technology Services Instructs on use of devices such as accessible audio book players, video magnifiers, computer screen readers etc. Also provides information on financial supports available through the Ontario Assistive Device Program 
 
Hours Administration Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Brant County ; Burlington ; Haldimand County ; Hamilton (City of) ; Niagara Region ; Norfolk County
Eligibility Visually Impaired individuals; 
 
Volunteers of any age
Application Your healthcare professional can make a referral through the online referral form. CNIB will review the form and contact you within 10 business days. 
Contact CNIB for more information or if you are unable to get a physician referral.
Languages English ; American Sign Language (ASL) ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Hamilton East
Address & Map
115 Parkdale Ave S
Hamilton, ON L8K 6K4
Intersection Parkdale Ave S and Queenston Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Child / Family Services ; Disabilities ; Health Care ; Income Programs
HCSD Sub Heading Advocacy for People with Disabilities ; Assistance Programs ; Assistive Devices ; Children with Disabilities ; Health & Physical Disabilities ; Health and Physical Disabilities ; Resources for Children with Disabilities
Service Categories Braille Instruction ; Disease/Disability Information ~ Visual Impairments ; Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities/Delays ~ Visual Impairments ; Eye Screening ; Independent Living Skills Instruction ~ Visual Impairments ; Life Skills Education ~ Visual Impairments ; Medical Expense Assistance ~ Visual Impairments ; Orientation and Mobility Training ~ Visual Impairments ; Special Libraries ~ Visual Impairments ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Visual Impairments ; Visual/Reading Aids

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