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Serving people who are blind or visually impaired since 1905


NEW APPOINTMENT FOR DR. BERLIN

In his capacity as an Ophthalmologist, A. Jan Berlin, M.D. has been appointed to the Medical Advisory Board of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles for a four year term, effective Friday, November 3, 2018 . This board provides guidance to the Secretary of State and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles relating to significant questions regarding who should receive and retain a driver’s license. Here
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A new Iris Store is OPEN for business!!

The Iris Store has the following products. A few samples are now hanging in the lobby of the Ryan building at The Iris Network. To order in a size of your choice or pick a product with an Iris logo, go to: https://www.zazzle.com/theirisnetwork   Women’s T-shirt with Iris logo on front (and larger on back) with blue sleeves Men’s T-shirt with Iris logo on front with blue
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Part-time Resident Care Worker (CRMA)

Position :  Resident Care Worker, part-time 12-15 hours/week, ideally evening and weekend shifts with some flexibility, no benefits, based in Portland, ME.  Opportunity for more hours depending on need, as well as covering for other shifts as needed Agency :  The Iris Network, 189 Park Avenue, Portland, ME.  www.theiris.org The Iris Network, a community-based nonprofit 501(c)(3)
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Vision Rehabilitation Therapist or VRT Intern – 2 open positions

Position :  Vision Rehabilitation Therapist or Intern, full-time, salaried, with benefits, one serving the mid-coast region and the other serving the north-central region in Maine. Agency :  The Iris Network, 189 Park Avenue, Portland, ME.  www.theiris.org The Iris Network, a community-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission of helping people who are visually impaired
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Dorm Staff

Position :  Dorm Staff needed for our dormitory that houses vision rehabilitation and vocational training students, in Portland, part-time, no benefits. Start date:   Immediate Shift available:             Tuesdays from 5pm to 8am                              Agency :  The Iris Network - www.theiris.org - a community-based nonprofit 501(c)(3)
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Upcoming Iris Network Events

11/26/2018 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
A support group for clients with low vision is available in the Bangor area

In collaboration with Maine’s Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) and The Iris Network, a support group for clients with low vision in the Bangor area has formed with an initial six members and is open for new members to join. They meet at the Career Center on the second and forth Monday every month at 1-2:30pm.  Family and friends are also invited. Sessions are now led by DBVI or The Iris Network staff, addressing participants’ areas of interest where members share their experiences and needs. For more information, contact Sue Summers at ssummers@theiris.org.

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12/10/2018 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
A support group for clients with low vision is available in the Bangor area

In collaboration with Maine’s Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) and The Iris Network, a support group for clients with low vision in the Bangor area has formed with an initial six members and is open for new members to join. They meet at the Career Center on the second and forth Monday every month at 1-2:30pm.  Family and friends are also invited. Sessions are now led by DBVI or The Iris Network staff, addressing participants’ areas of interest where members share their experiences and needs. For more information, contact Sue Summers at ssummers@theiris.org.

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12/24/2018 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
A support group for clients with low vision is available in the Bangor area

In collaboration with Maine’s Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) and The Iris Network, a support group for clients with low vision in the Bangor area has formed with an initial six members and is open for new members to join. They meet at the Career Center on the second and forth Monday every month at 1-2:30pm.  Family and friends are also invited. Sessions are now led by DBVI or The Iris Network staff, addressing participants’ areas of interest where members share their experiences and needs. For more information, contact Sue Summers at ssummers@theiris.org.

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01/14/2019 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
A support group for clients with low vision is available in the Bangor area

In collaboration with Maine’s Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) and The Iris Network, a support group for clients with low vision in the Bangor area has formed with an initial six members and is open for new members to join. They meet at the Career Center on the second and forth Monday every month at 1-2:30pm.  Family and friends are also invited. Sessions are now led by DBVI or The Iris Network staff, addressing participants’ areas of interest where members share their experiences and needs. For more information, contact Sue Summers at ssummers@theiris.org.

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Upcoming Community Events

11/18/2018 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Behind Our Eyes Group

April 3rd, 2011: Behind Our Eyes 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. This group meets through phone calls to discuss writings, listen to speakers and network with fellow writers. Meetings are held the first and third Sunday of each month. Contact Elisa Busch at 571-257-7355 or glbusch@comcast.net for more information.

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11/20/2018
Visually Impaired Support Team Alliance or VISTA

Originated in the Augusta area, allowing people with a vision impairment to meet in an informal environment to talk about our challenges and how we overcome those challenges.  We mentor and support one another by listening to one another, offering encouragement, and praising one another for overcoming and achieving.  No achievement is ever too small!  We meet on the First and Third Tuesdays of each month.  The time is 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST.  We welcome you!  for more information, please call or write: Leona McKenna 207-333-7087

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11/20/2018 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Waterville Disability Peer Support Group

Waterville Disability Peer Support Group 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Street
United Methodist Church. This group meets each month on the third Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Alpha One in Bangor at (207) 941-6553 or TTY (877) 229-8954.

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11/22/2018 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Visual Impairment Service Team (VIST) Education and Support Group

Education and Support group hosted by the Visual Impairment Services Team at VA Maine: 4th Thursday of the month from 10-11:30am (except Nov. and Dec. when it occurs the 3rd Thursday).  This is a closed group for veterans enrolled in the VA Maine Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) program.  Contact Amy Tague at 1-877-421-8263, ext. 5944 for more information on how to participate.

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189 Park Avenue
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 774-6273
www.theiris.org

The Iris Network is a community-based, Maine nonprofit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation. Our vision is to build a world where no person is limited by visual impairment or blindness. The Iris Network is accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Blindness and Low Vision Services.

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