VAIL South Texas in Laredo is a center for independent living under the umbrella of VAIL McAllen.
VAIL South Texas provides four core services. These services enable people with disabilities to live more independently. They include:
Information and Referral:
VAIL specialists are knowledgeable about resources in the community and can refer consumers to the programs that can be most helpful to them.
Independent Living Skills:
VAIL specialists provide skills training in areas such as money management, time management, use of public transportation, proper use of medications, use of assistive devices, personal and home safety, prescription assistance, personal advocacy and much more.
Individual and Systems Advocacy:
VAIL specialists help consumers stand up for their rights as individuals to live independently, and work for changes in society that would better support independent living for people with disabilities.
Counselors who have disabilities may share similar experiences and may better understand what barriers others with disabilities encounter. VAIL peer counselors are prepared to assist you to make your own choices and reach your goals to live independently.
These services are also available to consumers who are deaf. There is a staff member at the Laredo center who is fluent in ASL, and staff members from McAllen who travel to Laredo monthly to serve deaf consumers who live there. Check out VAIL Deaf Services!
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