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Subject: FREE Workshop on Welcoming Students with Visual Impairment to Your School
Source: Missouri School for the Blind
Intended Audience: General and special education teachers, related service providers, paraprofessionals providing services to students with visual impairments
Date: August 8, 2011
Welcoming a Student with a Visual Impairment to Your School will be held Thursday, September 15, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Missouri School for Blind (MSB), St. Louis, Missouri.
This session is intended to provide information to teachers and paraprofessionals who are or will be providing services to students with visual impairments. The training will use Welcoming Students with Visual Impairment to Your School: A Guide for Training Public School Personnel and Families about the Needs of Students with Visual Loss published by Perkins School for the Blind as a framework. Topics will include an overview for teachers and paraprofessionals of the abilities and needs of a student with visual impairment and a discussion of possible accommodations to meet the needs of individual students. Additional topics will include orientation and mobility and social skills.
Registration information is available at http://www.msb.dese.mo.gov/. Select Additional Resources, then Professional Development. For questions, contact: Jennie Mascheck, Coordinator, Outreach Services Division, MSB, firstname.lastname@example.org.