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Subject: Free Workshop - Designing and Modifying to Meet the Unique Needs of Students with Visual Impairment and Additional Severe Disabilities

Source: Beth Bashore, Assistant Director, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: Superintendents, Special Education Directors/Process Coordinators, regular education teachers, special education teachers, paraprofessionals and other school staff serving students with a visual impairment and additional severe disabilities.

Date: September 12, 2013

DESE, through the Office of Special Education, in coordination with the Southwest Regional Professional Development Center, is offering a free professional development opportunity; "Designing and Modifying to Meet the Unique Needs of Students with Visual Impairment and Additional Severe Disabilities" on Wednesday October 9, 2013. Julie Anderson-Ituarte- Blindness Skills Specialist, Missouri State University and Annette Miller, Vision Supervisor, Missouri School for the Blind will be presenting.  This informational and demonstrative workshop will provide information for Classroom Teachers, Special Educators and Paraprofessionals and will focus on the unique aspects of educating students who have visual impairments and additional disabilities, as well as the role of the regular education teacher, vision teacher, and paraprofessional.

This workshop will take place at the South Central Regional Professional Development Center, 800 University Drive, Rolla, MO from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (working lunch-must bring sack lunch, no lunch provided).

This professional development is free, however, you must register to attend!  Participation is limited to 20.  Deadline to register is October 5, 2013.  Please register electronically by sending your name, phone number, school district, and staff position to  A confirmation will be emailed to you containing parking and location information.