Vision Program Resources

  • Organizations

     

    Low Vision Specialist and Low Cost Eye Exams

    • Dallas Services Low Vision Clinic-The Dallas Services Low Vision Clinic located in Dallas, TX is the only non-profit low vision center in the state of Texas. They offer several programs such as:
      • Vision for Children: Created to help children from low income families. The program is a partnership between the Low Vision Clinic and area schools. The children are provided optometric exams and glasses at a minimal cost.
      • Saturday Clinics: The clinics are held for low-income, school-aged children where an eye exam and glasses are provided. These clinics are scheduled once funding has been received.
    • Low Vision Clinic Vision Aid- Provide low vision evaluations, visual aid store, and optical appointments
    • Cedar Springs Eye Clinic- Provide comprehensive eye care for primary eye conditions as well as treat many medical eye conditions.  Our wellness care includes a complete eye health exam and a glasses prescription. Offering low cost eye exams.

     

    For Teachers and Parents

    • Paths to Literacy- An interactive Community of Practice where educators and families can find and share activities, resources, and other ideas related to all aspects of literacy for children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with deafblindness or multiple disabilities.
    • WonderBaby- A database of articles written by parents who want to share with others what they’ve learned about playing with and teaching a blind child, as well as links to meaningful resources and ways to connect with other families. It is dedicated to helping parents of young children with visual impairments as well as children with multiple disabilities.
    • Active Learning SpaceA website devoted to providing information about Dr. Lilli Nielsen's Active Learning approach in educating individuals who are developmentally delayed.
      • Online self-paced courses for teachers, therapists, and parents are offered free through the Active Learning website under the Courses tab.
    • Perkins ScoutScout is an information clearinghouse with resources for teachers, families, and others on all aspects of blindness and visual impairment.

     

    Transition

    • Transition in TexasThe Transition in Texas website is a project of the Texas Secondary Transition/Post-School Results Network in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency.
    • Texas Workforce Commission(TWC)-TWC vocational rehabilitation services for people with physical or cognitive disabilities, including blindness or visual impairment.
    • Texas Education Agency: Secondary Transition Guidanceinformation about transition from school settings to post-school settings.
    • Texas Education Agency: Graduation Toolkit - information for planning your high school years and beyond
    • National Center on Secondary Education and TransitionFocuses on improved access and success for students with disabilities in secondary and postsecondary education, as well as employment, independent living, and community participation. Activities include training for educators and other professionals; technical assistance to organizations, schools, and agencies; twice monthly electronic newsletter; and distribution of over 80 NCSET publications through its Web site.