Bureau of Services for Blind Persons Training Center

General Information

Bureau of Services for Blind Persons Training Center
1541 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 337 3848

Brief Description

BSBP Training Center-skills of blindness training for those who are legally blind.

Services Offered

  • Counseling
    • Offers social evaluations; individual, group, family/parent counseling. Refers for other counseling/social work services. Contracts for psychological services.

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers pre-vocational evaluation, vending facility training.

  • Professional Training
    • Offers internship/fieldwork placement in industrial arts, orientation and mobility, rehabilitation counseling, social work, vocational rehabilitation and regular in-service training program. Offers modified short-term or summer training.

  • Recreation Services
    • Offers arts and crafts, hobby groups, instruction and/or assistance for any student activity. Refers to community programs for other recreational services.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in personal management, braille, communications, handwriting, listening skills, keyboarding, video magnifier, home management, industrial arts, adaptive kitchen skills, and other skills.

  • Library Services
    • Maintains library of braille books, large print books, braille magazines, recorded magazines. Loans out talking book record players and cassette players.

  • Assessment
    • Evaluates for computer skills, employment, communication skills.

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille instruction.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information about blindness to consumers and the general public.

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

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Provides computer training on site.