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Make a Referral

It is easy to refer a person for our services who is blind or visually impaired.

Referrals for Children can be made by downloading and completing the Children’s Service Application below and emailed to Stephanie Bissonette at sbissonette@vabvi.org. Forms can also be mailed to our South Burlington office.

Children’s Service Application Packet

Referrals for Adults call toll free (800) 639-5861 ext. 230 and speak to our Intake Coordinator, Kim Irish-Aldrich, be prepared to complete one of the forms below and mail or email them to our office. 

Adult Services General Referral Form

Eye Care Provider Referral Form

The Referral Process:

  1. Speak to the Intake Coordinator, Kim Irish-Aldrich, who will provide a brief overview of services available to help you or a loved one.
  2. A certified instructor will call to schedule a home visit and get directions to your home.
  3. An assessment will be conducted to identify your goals and set a plan of action in place. A low vision evaluation will also be conducted to determine if magnification will be helpful.
  4. Our service is client-driven. Ongoing home visits will occur until all options have been explored, unless you choose otherwise.

Referrals can be received by mail or phone; from doctors, health care providers, family members, friends or individuals themselves.

All of our rehabilitation training is free of charge to our clients!

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