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IESBVI staff 2017-2018

IESBVI staff assigned throughout the state included in the following AEA's Heartland AEA: (pictured above) Karrie McDermott, Shelley Smith, Kim Stocks, Pat Nagel-Wilson, Lorna Sellberg, Brandon Schellhorn, Ann Hegstrom (absent . . . read more

What if My Child has a Visual Impairment?

Your Child is Visually Impaired , What Next... "Your Child is Visually Impaired-What Next..." printable brochure to open a double sided bi-fold brochure for printing. read more

Family Services

The goal of Family Services is to develop and strengthen partnerships with parents of children with visual impairment including: service coordination and collaboration information about community services resource information and . . . read more

Parent Group Formed

Iowa Blind and Visually Impaired Childrens Support Group, "Like" us on Facebook. Contact Brook Nolin ,  Spencer,IA.  Phone: 712-264-9136  email: nolinfamily @smunet .net The goal of the Iowa group . . . read more


Iowa Department for the Blind State Rehabilitation Agency for Individuals with Blindness ASK Family Resource Center Access for Special Kids (ASK) Family Resource Center is a "one-stop-shop" for children and . . . read more

Useful Links

Family Connect – Information and resources unique to empowering parents of visually impaired and blind children with information and resources from birth to adulthood. ASK Resource Center - Access for Special Kids: Parent . . . read more

Secondary Transition Services

Secondary Transition Services (Age 14 through completion of high school) Goal 9 of the National Agenda describes transition as: Families, students and professionals working together must plan for the most appropriate next . . . read more

Family Resource

COMPASS provides valuable information and resources for families about disability related programs and services, including assistive technology. To access further information click. COMPASS Phone: 1-800-779-2001 TTY: . . . read more


Free Parent Resources Available - Request yours today. Parent Information Manuals: A binder with information and resources about visual impairment. This binder can also be used as a tool to organize materials about your child to . . . read more

Secondary Transition Services

Families, students and professionals working together must plan for the most appropriate next environment for each student and develop plans to achieve the competencies necessary for success in the identified environment.  . . . read more

Why attend the Spring Conference?

To the parents and family members of a visually impaired child. Why go to a conference?  Hi!  My name is Brook Nolin and I am the father of a 4 year old boy named Zachary who is blind.  We live in Spencer, Iowa and . . . read more

Expanded Core Curriculum

In recent years additional educational experiences beyond the Core Curriculum have been determined to be necessary for many students who have a visual impairment. These curriculum areas are called the “ Expanded Core . . . read more

Tactile Quilt Project

Wesley Methodist women partner with Iowa Braille on baby blanket project. Additional information coming soon. read more

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