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Tanni Anthony will be offering Sound Bite sessionsa Virtual Monthly Professional Learning /Conversations this Fall.

 

Sound Bites are 2022-23 opportunities for personnel trained to work with learners with visual impairment, including blindness to gather once a month for professional learning and conversations on improving educational assessment and programmatic practices. Some sessions will be restricted to teachers of students with visual impairments (TVIs).

All participants must register no later than two weeks in advance for each training/conversation event.

 

To join, please register for Sound Bites.

 

The dates are as follows from 3:30 to 5:00 PM.

  • October 19, 2022
  • November 16, 2022
  • January 18, 2023
  • February 15, 2023
  • March 15, 2023
  • April 19, 2023
  • May 17, 2023

Definition: A child with a Visual Impairment, including Blindness shall have a deficiency in visual acuity and/or visual field and/or visual functioning where, even with the use of lenses or corrective devices, he/she is prevented from receiving reasonable educational benefit from general education.

Children and youth with visual impairment, including blindness in Colorado have access to a range of services for their education and social support. The majority of students with visual impairment, including blindness attend a public school in Colorado. Close to 60 students are served at the Colorado School for the Blind, which is located on the campus of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind in Colorado Springs. Almost every Colorado administrative unit has employed or has contract access to a teacher of students with visual impairment (TVI) and a certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist. These individuals work with other educational team members to ensure that the students with visual impairment, including blindness have access to the general education curriculum and the related services that are identified on their Individualized Education Programs.

ECEA Rule - Visual Impairment, Including Blindness


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For more information on Visual Impairment including Blindness, please contact:

Tanni Anthony, Blindness/Low Vision Specialist
Phone:  303-866-6681
Email Tanni Anthony
 

 

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