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Statewide System for Vision Services

IOWA BRAILLE AND SIGHT SAVING SCHOOL
STATEWIDE SYSTEM FOR VISION SERVICES


Statewide Partners - Iowa Department of Education – Iowa Department for the Blind – Area Education Agencies
Services


The Statewide System for Vision Services provides a full continuum of services for students who are blind or visually impaired with the focus of these services on serving the needs of students in general education and in the least restrictive environment. Services are provided directly to students as well as technical assistance, consultation and collaboration with other educators serving students that are blind or visually impaired. The primary services offered through the Statewide System for Vision Services include:


Teachers of the Visually Impaired-itinerant services

  • Braille instruction
  • Literacy
  • Math
  • Accommodations and modifications

Orientation and Mobility Specialist-itinerant services

  • Orientation skills
  • Mobility skills
  • Expanded core curriculum

Deafblind technical assistance team

  • Consultation
  • Accommodations and modifications

Consultants

  • Math 
  • STEM
  • Literacy
  • Early childhood
  • Additional needs
  • Family services
  • Assistive technology
  • Deafblind
  • Transition

Assistive Device Center

  • Consultation
  • Loan
  • Demonstration
  • Accommodations

Low Vision Clinics

  • Screening
  • Assessment
  • Accommodations
  • Equipment

Expanded Learning Opportunities

  • Regional  - expanded core curriculum
  • Summer schools  - camps

Professional Development Opportunities

  • Summer Institute
  • Fall and Spring Conferences

Educational services on the campus at Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School

  • Goal focused short term educational programs
  • Residential component with emphasis on independent living and areas of the expanded
  • Core curriculum
  • Enriching athletic and activity programs
  • Demonstration classrooms
  • Transition services

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