Schools for the Blind
& Visually Impaired

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Condensered.gif (846 bytes)Blindness Resource Center NY Institute for Special Ed The New York Institute for Special Education(NYISE) is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian educational facility with quality programs for children who are blind or visually disabled, emotionally and learning disabled and pre-schoolers who are developmentally delayed.  The school was founded in 1831 as The New York Institution for the Blind as one of the first schools in the United States to provide an educational programs for children who were blind or visually impaired.

BulletThe Hadley School for the Blind  The Hadley School for the Blind offers over 90 distance education courses to eligible students completely free of charge. From "Braille Reading for Family Members" to "Birdsong Tutor," you can select from a wide variety of Hadley courses. You can study in the comfort of your own home at a time convenient to you. Course materials arrive in the mail, and for students in the U.S. and Canada, instructors are just a toll-free call away.

Condensered.gif (846 bytes)Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired - The Nebraska Instructional Resource Center, housed at the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, will increase the capacity to provide students statewide with instructional materials and technology needed for their education.

Condensered.gif (846 bytes) Arizona School for Deaf and Blind  
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind is a
non-profit state agency which specializes in the education of children and youth with hearing or vision loss throughout Arizona. Through strong partnerships with families, school districts, and communities, ASDB enables children and youth with hearing and vision loss to succeed now and in the future.

Condensered.gif (846 bytes)Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired   TSBVI is a partner with independent school districts in Texas to provide instructional and related services to students who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities. We are a special public school established by the Texas Legislature.

BulletOverbrook School for the Blind  This site was created to serve as a resource for the community and the students of Overbrook School for the Blind. Overbrook School for the Blind offers a variety of programs for children of different ages and abilities. The whole school is geared toward supporting students as they grow and learn. Since Overbrook was founded in 1832, our mission has been to provide all our students, according to their individual needs, with the skills that will give them the greatest opportunity to experience active and fulfilling lives.

BulletWestern Pennsylvania School for Blind Children The Mission of the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children is to provide superior opportunities for training and education to students who in addition to visual impairment are disabled by other severe conditions. The School is dedicated to helping all students gain as much independence as possible so that they can experience positively the companionship of family, friends, and the community.

Condensered.gif (846 bytes) Utah Schools for Deaf and Blind
The Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, established by the Legislature in 1896, has a key role in educating children with sensory impairments throughout the state of Utah. The Utah Master Plan for Educational Services for Students with Hearing and/or Visual Impairments requires the Schools to serve as a statewide resource for local school districts and the community at-large on issues related to children who are sensory impaired.

Bullet Illinois School for the Visually Impaired - The Illinois School for the Visually Impaired (ISVI), operated by the   Illinois Department of Rehabilitative Services, is a residential/day school for students who areblind and visually impaired. The school is located on an 18-acre campus in Jacksonville. a community of 25,000 people, approximately 35 miles west of   Springfield. The role of ISVI is to provide students who are blind and visually impaired a free, comprehensive educational program commensurate with individual needs and abilities.

BulletGovernor Morehead School Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, this school serves children who are blind or visually impaired at the campus and through its satellite locations throughout the state, providing a free, public education and other services that address the social, physical, intellectual and emotional aspects of the total development of children with visual impairments

BulletBlind School Stories I decided to start this collection of stories from schools for the blind when a friend sent me a note asking for such stories from those of us who attended the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School, IBSSS, in Vinton, IA. We're going to try and make a book of IBSSS stories for the school's 150th anniversary, sesquicentennial as it's called. So, if you have a favorite story or two or more you want to share, send them to me.

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