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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8 VIDBE-Q Volume 63 Issue 3 in order to travel to see their students. For some teachers, this travel actually involves a plane to rural and remote areas of a state! Teachers, O&Ms and other professionals in our field need support and information for serving diverse children and adults. Partnering with paraeducators, interveners, family members and educators from different disciplines requires knowledge that is highly portable and tailorable to a variety of contexts where students require access for learning. One supply that most teachers and students can relate to is the need for a good backpack. At DVIDB, we encourage our members to think about a virtual, "metaphorical" backpack for the coming school year. We want you to consider putting us in your backpack to support you at the appropriate times and places where you need us. As a community of educators, we create, revise, and share knowledge about what students with visual impairment and deafblindness need to thrive. In January, we gather with all of our sister divisions at the Council for Exceptional Children's convention in Indianapolis. Not only will this be a time for sharing content and community, we will also be addressing some of our challenges as a diverse, low incidence group. On January 29th, save the date for a pre-convention workshop on students with multiple disabilities and students with cortical visual impairment. We will host this one day workshop just prior to our international convention to maximize your time and travel budget. Prior to our winter gathering, you can help celebrate your colleagues by nominating someone who inspires you for an award. Our member organization is powered by volunteers and if you are ready to lead through service, please consider running for a position on our board. Committee work is one way to develop consensus,

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