Providing an array of client services

Serving people who are blind or visually impaired since 1905


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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Demystifying the Myths of Employment for Job-Seekers with a Vision Impairment

Unless you have a friend or family member with a vision impairment, you may have some limited ideas about what an employee or job-seeker can do in an employment situation. If you are someone with a recent vision loss, you may have no idea of the technology, adaptive techniques, and training available to you through Maine’s Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI).  Maine employers
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American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Conversation on Aging

Let your voice be heard during an interactive conference session specifically for older people with visual impairments.  What: Second National Conversation on Aging and Vision Loss Who: Older individuals with vision loss Where: https://esc.zoom.us/j/7887887778 Or by phone: (888) 974.9888 Meeting ID: 788-788-7778# When: May 4, 2018 4:00-5:00pm (EST) Cost: Free 
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APRIL is Occupational Therapy (OT) Month!

Occupational therapy practitioners help older adults to safely do the things they want to do. They work with people in their homes, their workplaces, their communities, or in facilities.  We have an Occupational Therapist/Certified Low Vision Therapist in our Low Vision Clinic who works with people with vision impairment in conjunction with the low vision doctor.   Click here for
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Smart Speakers: How They Can Help People with Vision Loss

Posted on April 23, 2018 on VisionAware website By Steve Kelley, Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, The Iris Network  https://www.visionaware.org/blog/visionaware-blog/smart-speakers-how-they-can-help-people-with-vision-loss/12
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Upcoming Iris Network Events

05/28/2018 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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06/11/2018 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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06/25/2018 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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07/ 9/2018 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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Upcoming Community Events

06/ 1/2018 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
DOVER LOW VISION GROUP

Who are we?

We are a support group.  We provide connection to others who are blind or visually impaired as well as their spouses, partners, friends etc.

Employees of the Division of the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) also attend to provide information and access to services to anyone experiencing visual impairment or blindness.

MEETING TIME AND PLACE

We meet on the FIRST FRIDAY of each month.  We meet from 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. in the community center at Thayer Parkway, Dover-Foxcroft.

PLEASE JOIN US!  Any questions, contact:

Nancy, 564-0036 OR  Marlana, 564-0332.

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06/ 2/2018
The Lewiston Auburn Support Group

The Lewiston Auburn Support Group meets from 12-1 the first Saturday of the month at George’s Pizza in Auburn. FMI please call Leon Proctor at 212-1455.

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06/ 3/2018 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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06/ 4/2018
VIP Group of Boothbay Harbor

Visually Impaired Persons (VIP) group has changed its meeting time in Boothbay Harbor from the first Tuesday of every month to the first Monday of every month from 1:00-2:30pm; and from St Andrews Village Retirement Community to the Saint Columbas Episcopal Church at 32 Emery Ln, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. For meeting times, contact Mollie Moore at (207) 633-3810. For more information, call Molly Moore at 663-3810 or Joan Stark at 633-2498.

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Portland, ME 04102
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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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