Vision Program Resources
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired - A source for information on eye conditions and programs offered for blind and visually impaired students.
Region 10 Educational Service Center - VI - A source for information on Expanded Core Curriculum events during the school year and workshops for teachers and parents who work with blind and visually impaired students.
Blind Children’s Vocational Discovery & Development Program Texas Workforce Commission- Each year, hundreds of Texas families turn to Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) for information and support for their children who are blind or visually impaired. A blind children's specialist from the Blind Children's Vocational Discovery and Development Program (BCVDDP) works with each child and family to create a service plan tailored to the child's needs and circumstances. It’s a flexible document that will develop along with the child.
Low Vision Specialist and Low Cost Eye Exams
- Center For Vision Health- The Center for Vision Health – formerly Dallas Services’ Low Vision Clinic – is a nonprofit, low cost eye clinic that provides practical and creative solutions for the visual needs of children, adults, and seniors, with special emphasis on those needing low vision services or medical contact lenses.
- Low Vision Clinic Vision Aid- Provide low vision evaluations, visual aid store, and optical appointments
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 Space- A 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 Scout- Scout is an information clearinghouse with resources for teachers, families, and others on all aspects of blindness and visual impairment.
- Texas Transition -The Student-Centered Transitions Network (SCTN) is creating new pathways to a successful adult life for students with disabilities.The SCTN is led by the Eleanor and Charles Garrett Center on Transition and Disability Studies at Sam Houston State University 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.
- National Center on Secondary Education and Transition - Focuses 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.