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Learn, Earn, and Prosper (LEAP)

Learn, Earn, and Prosper (LEAP) helps blind and visually impaired youth gain independence, confidence, and build important skills for employment. LEAP offers three and seven week residential summer work based programs in which students live in college dormitories and practice independent living skills. LEAP also offers workshops throughout the year focused on teaching self-advocacy, job skills, assistive technology, and more.

 

About Us

The Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) was established in 1927 and is a part of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living , housed within the Agency of Human Services. DBVI is committed to providing statewide services to Vermonters whose visual disabilities create significant barriers to obtaining or maintaining employment and living independently. DBVI is the designated state unit to provide vocational rehabilitation services to individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I receive help looking for work?

DBVI can offer: Vocational guidance & counseling, vocational assessments, job development & job search assistance. Evaluation of job accommodation needs, work experience, on the job training, adaptive equipment, adaptive aids, education and training as needed. Assistance with uninsured health related expenses, which relate to your disability and impact your ability to achieve your goals. DBVI works in partnership with you, to inform you, support your choices and facilitate your ability to achieve your goals.

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Contact Us

Fred Jones, Division Director
HC 2 South, 280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-2050
Toll Free in Vermont: 1-800-356-1526
Voice: (802) 289-0334
Fax: (802) 885-6471
For Telecommunications Relay Service: Dial 711

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This is a Division of the
Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
under the Agency of Human Services