Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBE-Q 64.4 Fall 2019

A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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VIDBE-Q Volume 64 Issue 4 8 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C. Not only has this amendment to the law, established national interagency systems that are designed to identify and serve young children, its intent to build the capacity of families of young children is being realized. Timely and research-based family-centered support has long been recognized by leaders in the fields of visual impairment and deafblindness. Selma Fraiberg, Kay Ferrell, Deborah Hatton, Deborah Chen, Jan van Dijk, Cathy Nelson, Tanni Anthony and many others have lent their research and administrative voices to our field on behalf of young children and their families. In this Fall issue of VIDBE-Q, we are pleased that Dr. DeEtte Snyder has curated a special issue that focuses on the critical needs around identification and service to infants and toddlers with visual impairments. DeEtte, who was honored with our Deborah D. Hatton Dissertation of the Year award in 2019, continues the conversation around the need for infrastructure and strategic outreach that will better support young children and families. Brain development, attachment, communication, movement, early literacy, and full participation in life are deeply woven into the conversations around finding and effectively serving our youngest students. We encourage you to read and share this collection within your networks. As you share your thinking with others, consider your

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