Division on Visual Impairments


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 66, Issue 2 21 Nominated by Sandra Rosen Dr. Nora Griffin-Shirley is the 2021 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Division on Visual Impairment and Deaf-Blindness. A professor at Texas Tech University, she holds several positions: Director of the Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Research and Education in Sensory Disabilities, Coordinator of Orientation and Mobility Program, and Coordinator of TTU Graduate Certification Program in Sensory Impairments & Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Griffin-Shirley is internationally known and respected for her work in the field of O&M and while perhaps best known for her writing in the areas of serving older adults and personnel preparation, she has also made significant contributions to the field of O&M in a wide range of critically important areas including topics such as legal issues and O&M practices; the role of O&M specialists in public schools; personnel preparation using distance education and O&M; single-subject design and O&M; O&M for children with CVI; early childhood and O&M; O&M for children with autism, CVI, and other developmental disabilities. Yes, Dr. GS has had a distinguished career so far, she is not done yet! Distinguished Service Award Nora Griffin-Shirley

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