Division on Visual Impairments

DVI Quarterly Volume 59(4)

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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; Lorem Ipsum Dolor Spring 2016 12 community alongside typical peers/employees. The program is truly collaborative. Along with OSSB, OOD/BSVI and Functional Training Services, Inc., and The OSU O&M program, The OSU graduate students from the TVI program intern for a few weeks during the summer program, teaching technology lessons, helping with living skills or social skills or wherever they are needed. On Fridays, BSVI provides guests for discussion panels on any topics the participants want to discuss including, appropriate work conversation, travel in the community, dating, how to dress, living independently, etc. The outcomes from the program have been mostly positive. Many of the participants are employed or actively seeking employment with their BSVI counselors or attending college or other post-secondary programs. Most have gained self-confidence, social skills and have improved their technology skills and skills of daily living. For more information on the Summer Work and Learn Program, please contact Ann Pilewskie, Transition Coordinator at OSSB. 49

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