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 51 Max Ashton Foundation for Blind Children mdashton@seeitourway.org Until 1952, parents and families living in Phoenix, the largest city in Arizona, who found out their child was blind had no local options for care, education, or services. For these families, doing the best for their child meant they were going to have to make a difficult decision and an incredible sacrifice. Their options were limited. They could keep their child at home with family and forgo needed resources, or they could send them to the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind, a residential school located over 100 miles away in Tucson. For four families living in Phoenix, this reality was far from acceptable, so they set out to make a change. Foundation for Blind Children (FBC) started with one preschool teacher and four students. The first classes were taught in one family's home: a simple Foundation for Blind Children: Finding Solutions Through Innovation and Passion

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