Vermont Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Based in Massachusetts, AdaptiVision is proud to serve our customers throughout the New England region.  Our business model is based on direct service to customers through in-home consultations, whether face-to-face or remotely by phone and video chat.  This personalized service allow us to provide the best custom solutions to help you achieve greater independence through the technologies we offer.

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As of 2016, there were reportedly over 14,000 individuals in Vermont with a visual disability, according to statistics from the National Federation of the Blind.  Our goal is to help each individual find greater independence through the use of technology.  To learn more, simply schedule an appointment by following the link below.

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Vermont Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Eye Care

Vermont Optometric Association
124 East Main Street, Suite 1
Newport, VT 05855
Local Telephone: (802) 334-2772
Email: flpinard@gmail.com

Nonprofits

Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
37 Elmwood Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
Local Telephone: (802) 863-1358
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 639-5861
TDD/TTY Telephone: (800) 639-5861
Email: general@vabvi.org

Vermont Association of Business, Industry, and Rehabilitation
75 Talcott Road, Suite 30
Williston, VT 05495
Local Telephone: (802) 878-1107
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 639-2909
Fax: (802) 288-9697
Email: kjacobs@vabir.org

State Agencies

Vermont Department of Education: Special Education Unit
State Office Building
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
Local Telephone: (802) 828-2755
Email: AOE.EdInfo@state.vt.us.

Vermont Department of Health: Family, Infant, and Toddler Project
108 Cherry Street
PO BOX 70
Burlington, VT 05402
Local Telephone: (800) 464-4343
Toll Free Telephone: (802) 863-7323

Vermont Department of Libraries Special Services Unit
578 Paine Turnpike North
Berlin, VT 05602
Local Telephone: (802) 828-3273
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 479-1711
Fax: (802) 828-3109
Email: jeremiah.kellogg@state.vt.us

Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-2304
Local Telephone: (802) 241-2210
Fax: (802) 871-3048
Email: DBVI-Info@state.vt.us

Vermont Low Vision Support Groups

Hosted by the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, PALS (Peer Assisted Learning and Support) Groups provide a forum for adult clients to share ideas and feelings in a group setting.  At meetings, clients discuss a variety of topics related to visual impairment, including the use of adaptive technology, and receive support from others dealing with vision loss.  For more information, visit https://www.vabvi.org/peer-assisted-learning-and-support-pals.

Local Monthly PALS Group Meetings

(Note: this list is provided for reference only.  Please confirm all details directly with the group’s host.)

Essex PALS Group
Location: Grace Methodist Church- 130 Maple Street, Essex Junction, Vermont 05452
Time: 9:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: First and third Wednesday of each month
Contact: Sharon Wille Padnos or Agnes Clift
Phone: Sharon; 802-863-1358 ext. 226  Email: spadnos@vabvi.org  or Agnes; 802-863-1358 ext. 228 Email: aclift@vabvi.org

Rutland PALS Group
Location: Denny’s Restaurant, 361 Us Route 7 South, Rutland, VT 05701
Time: 11:00 AM- 1:30 PM
Dates: Second and fourth Tuesday of each month
Contact: Julia Soleau or Debbie Holmes
Phone: Julia; 802-775-6452 ext. 18, Email: jsoleau@vabvi.org or Debbie; 802-775-6452 ext. 15, Email: dholmes@vabvi.org

Middlebury PALS group
Location: The Residence at Otter Creek- 250 Lodge Road, Middlebury, VT
Time: 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Dates: Third Monday of each month
Contact: Julia Soleau or Debbie Holmes
Phone: Julia; 802-775-6452 ext. 18, Email: jsoleau@vabvi.org or Debbie; 802-775-6452 ext. 15, Email: dholmes@vabvi.org

Brattleboro PALS Group
Location: Vermont Hall, 130 Austine Drive, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Dates: Third Tuesday of each month
Contact: Melinda Underwood
Phone: 802-254-8761 Email: munderwood@vabvi.org

Springfield PALS Group
Location: Community Room – 113 Westview Terrace, Springfield, VT 05156
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Dates: Third Monday of each month
Contact: Melinda Underwood
Phone: 802-254-8761 Email: munderwood@vabvi.org

Newport PALS Group
Location: State Building Room, Community National Bank – 100 Main Street, Newport, VT 05855
Time: 9:30 AM (coffee) Meeting: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Dates: First Monday of each month
Contact: Jerry Doody
Phone:  (802)505-4006 ext. 333 Email: jdoody@vabvi.org

Lyndon PALS Group
Location: The American Legion – 4854 Memorial Drive, Lyndon, Vermont 05849
Time: 9:30 AM (coffee) Meeting: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Dates: Third Monday of each month
Contact: Jerry Doody
Phone:  (802)505-4006 ext. 333 Email: jdoody@vabvi.org

Barre PALS Group
Location: Community National Bank – 316 North Main Street, Barre, Vermont 05641
Time: 9:30 AM (coffee) Meeting: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Dates: Second Wednesday of each month
Contact: Jerry Doody
Phone for Jerry:  (802)505-4006 ext. 333 Email: jdoody@vabvi.org
Phone for Venue: (802) 476-6565

Montpelier PALS Group
Location: Vermont Center for Independent Living – 11 East State Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05602
Time: 9:30 AM (coffee) Meeting: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Dates: Fourth Wednesday of each month
Contact: Jerry Doody
Phone for Jerry:  (802)505-4006 ext. 333 Email: jdoody@vabvi.org
Phone for Venue: (802) 229-0501

St. Albans PALS Group
Location: Church Of The Rock – 1091 Fairfax Road, St. Albans City, Vermont 05478
Time: 9:30 AM (coffee) Meeting: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Dates: First and third Tuesday of each month
Contact: Jerry Doody
Phone:  (802)505-4006 ext. 333 Email: jdoody@vabvi.org

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