WAC 67-25-365

WAC Caption: 
Vocational rehabilitation services - Adaptive skills of blindness.
Change Year: 
Public Comment Period: 
05/30/2018 to 07/01/2018
WAC Change Summary: 

no substantive changes

WAC Proposed Text: 

(1) Adaptive skills of blindness are those skills necessary for individuals who are blind to function independently, distinguished from the vocational skills necessary to perform a specific occupation. Adaptive skills include:

(a) Communications, including Braille and keyboarding;

(b) Personal management;

(c) Orientation and mobility;

(d) Adjustment to blindness;

(e) Home management;

(f) Activities of daily living;

(g) Use of rehabilitation technology; and

(h) Use of residual vision and related devices.

(2) Training in adaptive skills of blindness shall be provided to a participant in accordance with standards established by the department for instruction of the specific adaptive skill.

(3) Training in adaptive skills of blindness may be provided to a participant under an individualized plan for employment in accordance with WAC 67-25-230, or during the assessment to determine rehabilitation needs in accordance with WAC 67-25-210.

(4) The department may operate and maintain an orientation and training center as a structured setting to provide assessment and training in adaptive skills of blindness for participants who may benefit from intensive adaptive skills training.


[Statutory Authority: Chapter 74.18 RCW. WSR 05-08-097, § 67-25-398, filed 4/4/05, effective 5/5/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 74.15 RCW. WSR 95-06-057, § 67-25-398, filed 2/28/95, effective 3/31/95.]

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