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Statewide Fact Sheet

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 – 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 institutes

                        fall and spring vision conferences

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

                        goal focused short term educational programs

                        areas of the expanded core curriculum

                        enriching athletic and activity programs

                        demonstration classrooms

                        transition services

 

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