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Visual Impairment: Statewide Activities / Education Careers
Regional Low Vision Evaluation Clinics
Five regional clinics are sponsored, through IDEA funds, in the western, southern, metro, and northern areas of the state. These clinics are available to Colorado public school students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) who qualify under the eligibility category of “visual impairment, including blindness.”
Paperwork for the LVE Clinic include:
- LVEC Welcome Letter
- Purchase Policy for Low Vision Devices
- Eye Doctor Form (PDF)
- Parent and TVI Form
- Site Coordinator Checklist (PDF)
To help students and their parents prepare for a Colorado Low Vision Clinic, the CSDB Outreach Program has created a video entitled An Introduction to a Colorado Low Vision Evaluation Clinic.
Keeping in Touch (KIT) Newsletter
- October - December 2020 (PDF)
- January - February 2021 (PDF)
- March - April 2021 (PDF)
- May 2021 (PDF)
Professional Learning (Blindness/Visual Impairment)
2021-2022 Deaf-Blindness Webinar Series
The Colorado Deaf-Blind Project is pleased to announce a series of webinars that will be offered once a month throughout the 2021-2022 school year.
Each webinar will air from 3:30pm - 5:30pm.
Webinar Dates & Topics:
- October 12, 2021 - Systematic Instruction for Students with Severe Disabilities (Part 1): System of Least Prompts with MaryAnn Demchak and Chevonne Sutter
- November 9, 2021 - Calendars for Students with Multiple Impairments, Including Deafblindness with Robbie Blaha
- December 14, 2021 - Putting Together the Pieces: A Team Approach to Creating Experience Books with Katie Sacra, Clair Turbeville and Emily Scheffler
- January 11, 2022 - Topic to be announced.
- February 8, 2022 - Topic to be announced.
- March 8, 2022 - Topic to be announced.
- April 12, 2022 - Topic to be announced.
- May 10, 2022 - Topic to be announced.
Registration for this each webinar will close at 10am on the day before each webinar airs.
When registering please indicate if you require any accommodation(s). All accommodations must be requested no later than two weeks prior to the event. Requests made after this time cannot be guaranteed.
Education Careers Working with Students
- Paraeducator of Students with Visual Impairments (PDF)
- CDE-Certified Braillist (PDF)
- Nationally Certified Braillist (PDF)
Braille Textbook Transcriber
Licensed and Endorsed Special Education Specialist: Visually Impaired/Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI)
Licensed and Endorsed School Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS)
Licensure information in Colorado
- For information about the endorsement requirements for the Special Education Specialist: Visually Impaired Ages Birth-21 (9.02), go to the Endorsement Requirements page
- For information about the endorsement requirements for the School Orientation and Mobility Specialist Ages 0-21 (11.03), go to the Endorsement Requirements page
- University of Northern Colorado Teacher Training Program in Orientation and Mobility
- UNC Masters Program: Special Education - Visual Impairment
For more information on state-wide activities, Education Careers or Professional Development for Visual Impairment including Blindness, please contact:
Tanni Anthony, Blindness/Low Vision Specialist
Email Tanni Anthony
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