Vision Rehabilitation Services

This section provides information on where individuals can find and receive other services.  There is also information given on where individuals can receive vocational rehabilitation services which will assist them in the work place or help them identify their vocational goals and objectives. All of these services will provide skill training so they may be more independent whether they are at home, work or school.

A. The Iris Network

(Private, non profit agency):

State wide - toll free phone 1-800-715-0097
Portland
– Main Office Phone (207) 774-6273
189 Park Avenue, Portland, ME  04102
www.theiris.org

Phone numbers of outreach Branches:

Bangor phone-1-800-715-0097 - Local phone (207) 561-4022
Presque Isle
 phone- 1-800-517-0097 - Local phone (207) 532-5320
Lewiston
phone- 1-800-715-0097 - Local phone (207) 753-9076
Saco
phone- 1-800-715-0097 - Local phone (207) 284-4081
Rockland Local phone 596-2642
Augusta Local phone 624-5145

B. Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (state agency):

(Vocational Rehabilitation Services)

Augusta Phone 1-800-760-1573
Bangor
Phone 1-888-545-8811
Presque Isle
 Phone 1-800-635-0357
Lewiston Phone 1-800-741-2991
Portland
Phone 1-800-315-1192
Rockland Phone 1-877-421-7916

C. Other services:

  • Veterans Administration Togus:
    Vision program services Lila Geis 1-877-421- 8263 Extension: 4364
  • Services for children who are blind and deaf:
    New England Center Deafblind Project

    A Federal Technical Assistance Project for Children,Youth and Families in
    Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts & New Hampshire
    175 North Beacon Street • Watertown, MA 02472
    Tel: 617-972-7515 • www.necdbp.org
  • Catholic Charities of Maine - For local resources and to receive services
    from local teachers of the visually impaired contact: Jean Small
    Phone (207) 941-2855   1066 Kenduskeag Avenue, Bangor Me 04401
    jsmall@ccmaine.org
  • Low vision consultant for the state of Maine.
    Karen Cote  Phone (207) 941-2855

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