Providing a comprehensive rehabilitation program for blind and visually impaired people throughout Arizona to include counseling and support groups to help you with adjustment to your vision loss; home management training; access technology training; orientation and mobility training; career exploration; job readiness, placement and retention; health and wellness and adaptive sports; Diabetes management; college support; remedial education, GED preparation and English as a Second Language.
SAAVI has served blind and visually impaired people since 1964 and serves over 2,000 blind and visually impaired clients per year. SAAVI was formed by two sisters for visually impaired individuals and has made innovative changes in the past 45 years with a goal to provide dynamic and progressive programs and services to meet the needs of people with a vision loss.
SAAVI Encourages and Empowers Adults that are Visually Impaired
Rejoining the workforce with the assistance of our job development team.
Remaining in your current job with adaptive aids like screen enlargement programs for your computer or learning new bus routes to get to work from our Orientation & Mobility team.
Working towards completing a college or university degree with assistance from our academic services team.
Connecting people to local and national blindness organizations
Providing information about upcoming legislation that affects blind and visually impaired people throughout the United States.
For those Arizonans who are blind and have developmental disabilities SAAVI provides day programming at our Tucson site to support continued growth and development in a variety of daily living and social activities.
SAAVI offers individualized strength endurance training as well as the opportunity to participate in a variety of adapted sports, teams and activities such as Goalball, Beep Baseball, tandem biking and many others. See Frequently Asked Questions.