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Organization: IDHS - Rehab. Services/Bureau of the Blind
606 W. Saint Louis Avenue
East Alton, IL 62024

Main: 618-258-9996
Fax: 618-258-7274
TTY: 217-524-1235
Hotline: 800-843-6154

Hours of Operation:  Mon: 08:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Tue: 08:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Wed: 08:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Thur: 08:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Fri: 08:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Susan Peters
Rehabilitation Counselor Senior
Elaine Pultman
Rehabilitation Instructor
Marc Joplin
Rehabilitation Case Coordinator in Belleville

Service: Disabilities Services

  • Assists people with disabilities looking for jobs or living independantly.
  • Vocational counseling and guidance with the goal of retaining or finding suitable employment
  • Assistive technology evaluation
  • Skills training for individuals with visual impairments.
  • Rehabilitation instruction in the areas of adaptive skills, adjustment to vision loss, orientation and mobility


  • Vocational Rehabilitation (618-258-9996): ultimate goal, returning people to work
  • Home Services (619-258-9808) - Bob: ultimate goal, to help people so they can stay out of nursing homes
  • Bureau of the Blind
  • Tramatic Brain injury for the deaf
  • Rehabilitation counseling for the deaf

Other locations:

  • Belleville Office: 601 S. High Street, Belleville, IL 62226  (618-235-5302)



Income based.  If you qualify there are no charges.  Fee if over-income.

  • Must be disabled.  The disabled person should be the one to call.
  • For home services: 60 years old, on disability for 1 year, and at risk of nursing home due to illness
  • Services Bond County and Blind Services for Bond and Clinton counties.




Data Reviewed  07/22/19 AVB

Categories:Disabilities/Rehabilitation - Disabled Assistance
Educational/Vocational - Job Training
Employment - Disabilities
Hotline - Helpline