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 68 Issue 3 23 Emily Stenberg Brown North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind estenber@nd.gov North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind (NDVS/SB) provides statewide leadership, center-based programming, and regionalized outreach services ensuring that the specialized needs of persons of all ages who are blind or visually impaired are met. NDVS/SB is a division of the Department of Public Instruction and is located in Grand Forks, with regional offices in Fargo, Jamestown, Minot, Dickinson, and Bismarck. The mission of NDVS/SB is: We are educators and advocates partnering with related agencies to provide individualized services and resources to infants, children, and adults with visual impairment to empower them in achieving their goals. History of NDVS/SB In 1908, the North Dakota Asylum for the Blind opened in Bathgate, a small town in the northeast corner of North Dakota, with 18 students and 2 teachers. B.P. Chapple served as superintendent of the school for its first 37 years. The first biennial report states that "the purpose of the school is to educate and train blind Our Mission: Educating and Advocating for the BVI Community in North Dakota

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