Independent Living Services
The Independent Living Program provides services to eligible individuals of all ages who are blind or who have a severe visual impairment to enable customers to care for themselves in their homes and communities. Rehabilitation Instructors provide a wide range of independent living services to all eligible individuals in all areas of the state, including those living in rural counties. Instructors provide direct services to individuals on a one-on-one basis and coordinate other services which may be available from other agencies and organizations. All services are customized to meet the individual's needs and may include:
- Guidance and Counseling
- Functional Low Vision Evaluations
- Orientation and Mobility Services
- Instruction in Communication Skills such as braille, use of recording devices, books in alternative formats, etc.
- Instruction in Daily Living Skills
- Leisure Time Activities
- Information and Referral
Tennessee Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired receives special funding to provide independent living services to older individuals who are blind or visually impaired. These services are administered by the agency’s Rehabilitation instructors who coordinate the efforts of Rehab Assistants in working with individuals who are at least 55 years old. The assistants provide direct services to individuals on a one-on-one basis and coordinate services which may be available from other agencies and organizations. All services are provided under the supervision of a Rehabilitation Instructor.
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To refer an individual to the Independent Living Program or to learn more about program services contact:
Toll Free: (833) 751-0597 or Local: (615) 313-4891