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Statewide Consultants

Who qualifies for support?  

  • Children (birth - 21) with a visual impairment who have an IFSP or an IEP

Who can request assistance?  

  • Parents, Teachers of the Visual Impaired (TVI), Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS), classroom teachers, and other service providers

What services are available?  

  • Resource and instructional materialssuch as websites, publications, articles, conference and training materials, assessment tools, videos/DVDs, and adapted, discipline-specific, classroom materials that assist teachers in fully including students with visual impairments in classroom instruction
  • Consultation:  Consultation in regard to specific concerns. This may include telephone conversations, e-mail collaborations, and/or visits to the school or home settings. Written reports will follow site visits.
  • Collaboration:  This may include coordinating with other stakeholders in support of children’s services. Such collaborations could occur on behalf of an individual child or could be at a systems level, i.e., supporting statewide training opportunities and/or summer programs

Is there a cost for these services?

  • No, all services are provided free of charge to students, families, LEAs, and AEAs

How do I access these services?

  • Contact Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired:

1002 G Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349
or 800-645-4579 (in Iowa only)
FAX: 319-472-5174

Click here for a list of available consultants

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