Cabvi And Clovernook Center Service Consolidation Frequently Asked Questions

CABVI and Clovernook Center are consolidating some of their services. Which services are affected?

  • Access Technology Training/Computer and Other Device – Individual evaluation, instruction and consultation on state-of-the-art adaptive technology provided by skilled specialists.
  • Orientation and Mobility Instruction – Teaching specialized skills to enable people who are blind or visually impaired to move about their homes, neighborhoods, schools and communities safely, efficiently and with confidence.
  • Social Services – Addresses both the rehabilitation and emotional needs of individuals who are blind or visually impaired, as well as their families.
  • Vision Rehabilitation Therapy – Assistance for people who are blind or visually impaired in finding ways to live independently by using adaptive techniques to accomplish daily tasks.

Why were these services moved?
Both CABVI and Clovernook Center are committed in their collaboration to optimize the use of community resources to support the independence of people who are blind and visually impaired.  The organizations collectively decided that by consolidating and moving these four services, the service alignment would best meet the needs of the community, eliminate any redundancy of services, and make better use of funding. As a result, each organization would continue to provide quality, non-duplicative services.

What is the timing for this transition of services?
CABVI and Clovernook Center anticipate that this transition will be substantially complete by May 1, 2014.

How will the clients be affected?
Clients who have been using these services through Clovernook Center will notice a few minor differences:
• All services will be provided through CABVI rather than Clovernook Center.
• The services will be provided by CABVI’s staff, so there will be a change in the regular contact person.
• The provision of services by CABVI may be different than Clovernook Center. However, CABVI will work to fully accommodate each client’s individual needs.

After the consolidation, what services will CABVI and Clovernook Center each offer?
CABVI Services:
- Access Technology
- Early Childhood and Youth Services
- Orientation and Mobility
- Social Services
- Vision Rehabilitation Therapy
- Low Vision Service
- Information Services
- Job Opportunities

Clovernook Services:
- Arts and Recreation
- Youth Discovery Summer and Year-Round Program
- Community- and Facility-Based Employment Services
- Adult Day Array Program
- Braille Print House
- Job Opportunities

Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
2045 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Cincinnati, OH  45231

Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
7000 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45231