Services for North Dakota Residents Experiencing Vision Loss
In North Dakota two state agencies provide a wide variety of services to individuals experiencing vision loss.
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation employs Vision Rehabilitation Specialist who work out of eight regional offices in Williston, Minot, Devils Lake, Grand Forks, Fargo, Jamestown, Bismarck and Dickinson. These employees have specialized training to assist persons who are visually impaired or blind.
The populations served include adults 55 and older who live independently, transition aged students and adults who are interested in seeking employment or wishing to maintain their current employment are eligible to receive services.
North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind is a state agency whose staff provide a broad scope of services to individuals of all ages who are impacted by impaired vision. NDVS/SB staff provide specialized training in the community and intensive center-based training weeks at their facility located in Grand Forks. The agency also hosts a not for profit store stocked with specialized products for people who have a visual impairment.