Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center for the Blind

General Information

Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center for the Blind
2550 Peachtree Street
Jackson, MS 39296-5314
(601) 364 2700


Dorothy Young, Director, Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind

Services Offered

  • Counseling
    • Offers comprehensive social and psychological evaluations and personal and group counseling.

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides vocational evaluations and information and training in job-seeking skills, business enterprise programs, clerical work, and data entry.

  • Recreation Services
    • Offers training and activities for independent participation in community programs, physical conditioning and has an after-hours recreation specialist on staff.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in home and personal management, braille, handwriting, typing, word processing, and leisure education. Offers services to those 55 and above including Independent Living Program for Older Blind.

  • Assessment
    • Provides low vision assessments, vocational evaluations, and assistive technology evaluations.

  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Offers extensive outreach program to support outside entities.

  • Professional Training
    • Provides orientation to blindness training on a frequent basis.

  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

  • Health
    • Offers general medical and ophthalmological evaluations and visual acuity, glaucoma, and basic health screenings on routine basis.