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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; Lorem Ipsum Dolor Spring 2016 8 Visually Impaired. The effect this creates is an atmosphere of excitement for our work and recognition that we are a community of learners. Currently, we are stewards of two federal grants to prepare TVIs and O&M specialists, which afford many of our students and prospective students subsidized tuition and a stipend for living expenses. In addition, the program is the recipient of a state grant through which students with visual impairments in Florida are provided comprehensive low vision services and their TVIs are provided technical assistance that supports the efficient use of print by these students. Our graduates have been recruited from around the country (and the world!). For example, FSU students who have graduated within the last two years are providing direct services in schools and agencies to students in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, Alabama, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Virginia, Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina, Maryland, and in India. Not surprisingly, our FSU graduates are routinely recognized for their leadership in, enthusiasm for, and dedication to improving the lives of students and adults with visual impairment. 77

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