Vision Screening

Description: Programs that offer visual acuity tests for the purpose of identifying individuals who have an impaired ability to see that may require further examination. (AIRS LF-4900.2000-900)

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Statewide

Address: 43 Jefferson Boulevard
RI
Phone: 401-941-3322
Eligibility: Statewide all ages
Services Provided: Pediatric Low Vision Services and functional vision assessments

Summer Youth Programs that include mobility training [http://www.in-sight.org/index.php/our-solutions/youth-programs]

Mobility Training

In Sight Radio [http://www.in-sight.org/index.php/our-solutions/insight-radio]

Support groups throughout Rhode Island [http://www.in-sight.org/index.php/our-solutions/support-groups]
Provider Profiles: Location
Insight
43 Jefferson Boulevard
Warwick, RI 02888


Our mission is to inspire confidence, build skills and empower people who are blind and visually impaired to become fully integrated, equally valued members of society by providing diverse services that produce opportunities and choices.

Pediatric Low Vision Services
Children age birth to three years old are generally referred to this service through their early intervention case coordinator. Children over the age of three are generally referred to the program through their caseworker at Rhode Island State Services for the Blind.

INSIGHT Radio is a unique radio reading service that provides the daily reading of local and national newspapers, magazines, books, and other printed materials of interest to our listeners. We currently broadcast twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week.

INSIGHT Radio broadcasts on a closed signal. In order to access the service you must have a free receiver from INSIGHT.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/26/2017

East Providence, RI

400 Warren Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-438-4447
Organization Name: The Brown Center
Address: 400 Warren Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-438-4447
Fax: 401-438-0160
Email: info@thebrowncenter.com
Languages Spoken: English by all and: DAVID J. SANTOS, O.D.-- Spanish and Portuguese. TATIANA GIRALDO, O.D--Spanish
Services Provided: Vision Therapy At
The Brown Center
As behavioral optometrists we feel that, in many instances, we are able to make a major impact in the course of a child’s development. It is our passion for influencing the relationship between learning and vision that fuels our commitment to all of our pediatric patients. Our Vision Therapy sessions, including Orthoptics (Vision Rehabilitation) and visual perceptual development are scheduled weekly through most of the school year.

Your eyesight is a precious gift and its protection is vital. This is why we use the most modern equipment to provide you and your eyes with the most extensive exam you’ve ever experienced while we search for any potential problems or warning signs. Not only does this guarantee a perfect prescription, it guards your eyes and body from any disease that could harm your sight and overall health.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/18/2019

Providence, RI

Address: Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-8072
TDD: 800-745-5555
Fax: 401-456-8150
Languages Spoken: Spanish via RI Relay 711 or (866) 355-9241
Eligibility: Statewide
Services Provided: Services Provided:
• Technical assistance and training in the areas of Early Intervention, infant mental health and trauma-based care practices, inclusive practices in schools, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports in schools, learners with low incidence disabilities (vision, hearing, deaf-blindness), transition from high school, and community-based employment strategies for youth and adults.
• Services include:
o Instruction and mobility services to children who are blind or visually impaired.
o Educational Advocates for students with disabilities who are in state care.
o Benefits counseling and assistance for Social Security beneficiaries.
o Family support and navigation of services.
o Support group for self-directed support users (DDD)
o Plan writing for self-directed support users (DDD).
o Support for parents with intellectual disabilities.
o Support to students in post-secondary education.
Provider Profiles: Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, founded at Rhode Island College in 1993, is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). UCEDDs are evidence driven and designed to advance policies, practices, and research that improve the health, education, social, and economic well-being of people with disabilities, their families, and their communities. There are 67 UCEDD programs in the United States. This national network is administered through the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Developmental Disabilities.
The Sherlock Center partners with state and national agencies, schools, institutions of higher education and community providers to implement its core functions: preservice preparation, services (including technical assistance, community education, and direct services), research, and information dissemination. As of 2016, the Sherlock Center is a LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) Program.
Areas of Emphasis:
Early Childhood and Education
Inclusion and Community Membership
Low Incidence Disabilities
Self-Determination
Transition, Employment and Adult Life
Workforce and Professional Development
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/5/2017