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ALAO Executive Director, Mike Merrill, and ALAO Member, Dr. Roy Hager help collect over 1000 pair of eyeglasses for the Frazer United Methodist Church Haiti Mission Fund.

Alabama Governor, Robert Bentley, signs an ALAO Proclamation declaring July as Fireworks Safety Month in Alabama.

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ALAO Wins Prestigious Platinum Participation Award from the AAO at 2013 Mid-Year Forum in Washington, D.C.

Alabama Senate Health Committee Members Visit UAB Dept. Of Ophthalmology And Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital At The Invitation Of ALAO.

Alabama Senate Health Committee Members Visit UAB Dept. Of Ophthalmology And Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital At The Invitation Of ALAO.

Alabama Senate Health Committee Members Visit UAB Dept. Of Ophthalmology And Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital At The Invitation Of ALAO.

ALAO member, Dr. Lindsay Rhodes, speaks to the AAO "YO" group at the AAO 2013 annual meeting in Chicago.

ALAO Executive Director, Mike Merrill, and former Alabama Governor, Bob Riley.

Dr. Jeffrey Crain and Dr. Lanning Kline visit with Alabama Governor, Robert Bentley, M.D., at UAB Grand Rounds.

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State Agencies

There are 2 state agencies providing low vision care and vocational rehabilitation in Alabama.


Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS)

ADRS has offices in Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile and several other locations throughout the state. ADRS provides outpatient and home evaluations for not only visually impaired persons but for those with any type of disability, such as deafness or paraplegia and quadriplegia and amputations. There services are divided into those for working adults who are eligible for vocational rehabilitation and training and those (usually older) who are unable to work or are retired. Rehabilitation Teachers provide home visits and help the elderly through the OASIS (Older Alabamans System of Information and Services). There is a Children's Rehabilitation division, which helps children with any type or combination of disabilities and may be contacted through the ADRS.

Toll-free number: 800.441.7607
Fax: 334.293.7383
www.rehab.state.al.us


Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind (AIDB)

AIDB has a wide range of services and educational programs for the deaf and blind, and specializes in the education of the young. There are regional centers throughout the state offering education programs, ranging from preschool to completion of high school, including a residential program at the E.H. Gentry School in Talladega. It has educational and technology programs at the regional centers, including programs for adults.

Phone: 256.761.3416
P.O. Box 698
205 East South Street
Talladega, AL 35160
www.aidb.org



Improved Lighting

Simply improving lighting, with positioning and intensity control allows some patients to see better.


 

 

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