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For Individuals and Families 

Are you or someone you love having trouble with daily living or your job because of loss of eyesight that your doctor can’t correct? Find how we can help and plug into resources.

For Providers Around Alaska
 
Do you work with patients or clients who might benefit from our services? Learn more about referrals.
 
For All Wanting to Be Involved
 
Get involved! Learn more about what we do and how you can help support our mission and Alaskans with Vision Loss!
 
 
Call us at 907-248-7770 to learn more.  

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Join Us on October 14, 2014 at the Hotel Captain Cook

You are cordially invited to Seeing With Our Hearts, our fundraising event, on October 14, 2014 at noon at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. A complimentary lunch will be served. Please join us in learning how the Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired gives Alaskans, who have lost their sight, hope in successfully achieving their goals for a successful and happy life.

Please RSVP to Caren Ailleo at 907-771-4311 or to cailleo@alaskabvi.org.

 

 

Join One of Our Low Vision Support Groups in Anchorage and Mat-Su

  Call 907-248-7770

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Regan Mattingly on KTVA's Daybreak 

http://www.ktva.com/art-exhibit-offers-unique-sensory-experience-220/#.U-FWMmw7jLE 

Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired August Newsletter

August Newsletter.docx 

 

Alaska Center For the Blind and Visually Impaired

3903 Taft Drive

Anchorage Alaska 99517-3069

907-248-7770 or 1-800-770-7517

 

Events Calendar

  
  
Through Our Eyes9/4/2014 12:00 PM
Low Vision Clinic9/9/2014 9:30 AM
VISA Support Group Meeting9/10/2014 12:00 PM
Living Well With Vision Loss Support Group9/11/2014 12:30 PM
Low Vision Clinic9/15/2014 9:00 AM
VISA Support Group Meeting9/24/2014 12:00 PM

News and Announcements

 
  
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Seeing With Our Hearts

​Save the Date!

Our annual event, "Seeing With Our Hearts" will take place at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage on October 14 from noon to 1pm. If you would like to be a sponsor for this event, please contact Caren Ailleo at 907-771-4311.

Opening - Rural Outreach Specialist/O&M Instructor

​The Center is looking for a Certified Low Vision Therapist with O&M (or a COMS with low vision experience). Headquartered in Anchorage, a portion of time will be spent delivering Center-based instruction and low vision assessments in rural Alaska. Expect flexibility in scheduling the frequency and length of trips.

Fully paid health and dental benefits as well as generous leave are available as well as 12 holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's,  2 pro-rated personal days and sick leave are provided. Professional liability insurance, mileage reimburse-ment and a monthly smart cell phone contribution also included along with the opportunity to collect and use frequent flier miles earned while traveling for work. There is an option to enroll in a pre-tax employee 403(b) retirement savings plan. The Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Required qualifications:  Low Vision Therapist or O&M certification (or pending certification) and experience or Occupational Therapist with low vision certification.

Submit cover letter and resume to kcoady@AlaskaBVI.org or call Karen at (907) 248-7770 with questions.

Opening -  Residential Monitor

​Provides building security during all non-business hours, particularly when clients are in residence, mintains facility and grounds, monitors safety of building and clients, assists with minor repairs). May be expected to provide transportation for clients on occasion. Non-monetary compensation: a semi-furnished 3-bedroom, 1½ bathroom apartment on premises, including all utilities, local telephone, washer and dryer, storage, and parking. Rent for these accommodations is $500 per month.

Bryan's Story
Watch the new DVD of Bryan's inspiring journey as he successfully continues with a full, enriched, and bountiful life despite loss of sight due to Retinitis Pigmentosa.