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'Career Education'. In Foundations of Education, Second Ed., Volume II (Cost) K. Wolffe Career Education and Transition, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination
Choice and Decision Making, 
Goal Setting and Attainment, 
Instructional Strategies
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Description: This chapter thoroughly discusses career education and instructional strategies for teaching about the work place and job skills.
'Social Skills'. In Foundations of Education: Instructional Strategies for Teaching Children and Youths with Visual Impairments (Cost) S. Sacks & 
R. Silberman
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Instructional Strategies book Report a problem!
Description: Chapter devoted to explaining modifications and techniques needed for teaching social skills to visually impaired students.
A Practical Guide for Teaching Self-Determination (Cost) S. Field Assessment, 
Self Determination
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Self-Awareness
book Report a problem!
Description: This guide provides educators information on how to assess a student's self-determination skills, tips on instructing skills and promoting student involvement. (Not VI Specific)
Aaron's Adventures in Employment N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Self Determination
Activities for High School Students, 
Choice and Decision Making, 
Job Descriptions, 
Personal Control and Individual Performance, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Self-Awareness, 
Transition/Future Planning
website Report a problem!
Description: Career Connect, the AFB job related website states, 'Meet Aaron, a forward-thinking, awesome teen determined to get a job. Have fun and learn how to navigate common obstacles as you go with him on his adventures in employment!'
Academics Are Not Enough: Incorporating Life Skills in the Curriculum for Children and Youth with Visual Impairments S. Rosen Independent Living, 
Professional Resources, 
Self Determination
CEC website Report a problem!
Description: Position Paper from the Division on Visual Impairments, Council For Exceptional Children supporting more intensive instruction in the area of independent life skills.
American Printing House for the Blind Instructional Products Catalog & Parts Catalog (APH Quota) N/A Arts, 
Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Products website Report a problem!
Description: APH is the premiere vendor of materials used for instructing visually impaired students.(Many items available free of charge to local school districts through Texas quota funds.)
Are Social Skills Teachable? A Review of the Literature J. Erin, 
K. Dignan & 
P.A. Brown
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Goal Setting and Attainment, 
Resources, 
Self-Awareness
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article reviews studies that have attempted to increase three types of social skills in blind and visually impaired individuals: assertiveness training, interactional skills, and skill in physical communication. Each study is described briefly, and the procedures and results are noted. Most of the studies reported increased social skills following intervention; however, many did not report empirical evidence of change. The articles also demonstrate and need for the follow-up and generalization of learned skills, as well as for the application of skills with preadolescent children. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 85(2) pp. 58-61.
Assessment Kit: Kit of Informal Tools for Academic Students with Visual Impairments (Cost) D. Sewell (Ed.)  Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology
Career Education, 
Choice and Decision Making, 
Family Resources, 
Functional Vision Evaluation, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Itinerant Issues, 
Job Descriptions, 
Learning Media Assessment, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Nemeth, 
Personal Control and Individual Performance, 
Resources, 
Scheduling, 
Self-Awareness, 
Sports/Games, 
Student Data, 
Teaching Advanced Mathematics, 
Teaching Mathematical Concepts, 
Writing Skills
kit Report a problem!
Description: This kit brings together informal checklists, suggestions for format; assessment materials that you may want to buy, informal reading inventories, and assessments of compensatory skill areas.
Attainment Company (Cost) N/A Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology
Choice and Decision Making, 
Communication, 
Functional Math, 
Functional Skills, 
Products, 
Teaching Basic Number Facts and Operation, 
Teaching Mathematical Concepts
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of products, including assistive technology, for those with mild to severe cognitive impairments. (Not VI specific)
Basic Skills for Community Living: A Curriculum for Students with VI & Multiple Disabilities (Cost) N. Levack, 
S. Hauser, 
L. Newton & 
P. Stephenson
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Curricula, 
Functional Skills, 
Instruction of Adventitiously Blind, 
Instruction of Personal Management, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Personal Control and Individual Performance, 
Resources, 
Tactile Symbols for Functional Learners
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Description: This curriculum is particularly designed for students who learn best within highly structured routines and who have great difficulty generalizing what they learn to new situations. 
Becoming Empowered Through Self-Determination Skills D. Sewell & 
J. Cleveland
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination
Family Resources, 
Goal Setting and Attainment, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Self-Awareness
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: An article written for parents in mind that explains what self-determination skills are and provides examples of how to help students accomplish those skills.
Beginning to Use An Object Calendar S. Shafer Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination
Choice and Decision Making, 
Communication
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Tips for using an object calendar are discussed.
Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: NFB sponsors a braille reading contest for students in grade K through 12 that runs through the fall months to January of the following year.
Business and Vocational Education Products from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH Quota) N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Self Determination
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Vocational Education Training
website Report a problem!
Description: Products specifically designed for those with visual impairments.
Business Owners Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired (Cost) D. Kendrick Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Choice and Decision Making, 
Family Resources, 
Role Models/Mentors for Students
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Description: This book features many different types of business owners who have visual impairments.  They discuss the challenges they face in their positions in addition to those brought on by having a visual impairment.
Calendars for Students with Multiple Impairments Including Deafblindness . . .(Cost) R. Blaha Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination
Choice and Decision Making, 
Communication, 
Development-Communication, 
Personal Control and Individual Performance
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Description: This book is written for students who need help understanding, structuring and organizing their time and activities.
Can Do! Series (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction
Concept Development, 
Early Intervention, 
Low Vision, 
Tactual Sensitivities
video Report a problem!
Description: This is a series of 11 DVDs for those working with young children with visual impairments. It is also parent friendly.
Career Connect N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Self Determination
Choice and Decision Making, 
Family Resources, 
Resources, 
Role Models/Mentors for Students
website Report a problem!
Description: This website contains tools to create a personal vocational profile, research job titles, tasks, related jobs. Matches can be made with blind mentors - database continually growing.
Career Education For Applied Academics (Cost) N/A Career Education and Transition, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination
Choice and Decision Making, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Resources, 
Self-Awareness
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Description: This booklet includes the philosophy, policies, and procedures for the career education program at TSBVI.
Career Education Products from The American Printing House for the Blind (APH Quota) N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Self Determination
Instruction of Personal Management, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning
website Report a problem!
Description: Products specifically designed for those with visual impairments.
Career Perspectives:  Interviews with Blind and Visually Impaired Professionals (Cost) M. Attmore Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Instructional Strategies, 
Parent Resources, 
Role Models/Mentors for Students
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Description: This book contains the stories of how 20 different people, blind or visually impaired, decided on a professional career and achieved career success.
Child-Guided Strategies for Assessing Children Who Are Deaf-Blind or Have Multiple Disabilities (Cost) C. Nelson & 
J. van Dijk
Assessment, 
Deafblind, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Strategies
video Report a problem!
Description: This interactive CD provides video clips of children with which the participant can perform assessments on and plan out intervention strategies. It also includes a bibliography of Van Dijk's literature.
College Ready Challenge! N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Activities for High School Students, 
Goal Setting and Attainment, 
Transition/Future Planning
website Report a problem!
Description: From the website, 'Is your teenager prepared for college? Encourage your child to listen and play along as two high school students who are visually impaired compete to find out if they are 'college ready.' Find out a few differences between high school and college.'
Communication: A Guide for Teaching Students with Visual and Multiple Impairments (Cost) L. Hagood Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Choice and Decision Making, 
Communication, 
Development-Communication, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: This resource guide compiles communication teaching methods and strategies. It is intended as a general resource for students who are deafblind or visually and multiply impaired.
DARS - Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Division of Blind Services N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology
Instructional Support, 
Professional Resources, 
Vocational Education Training
website Report a problem!
Description: DARS provides in home and family support to consumers who qualify as legally blind. (TX Residents Only)
DARS Vocational Rehabilitation for Persons who are Blind or Visually Impaired N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination, 
Technology
Choice and Decision Making, 
Family Resources, 
Transition/Future Planning
website Report a problem!
Description: An explanation of vocational rehabilitation programs is given. For Texas residents only.
David Brown's Advice on Self-Determination Skills for Deaf/Blind Students N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Self-Awareness
website Report a problem!
Description: David Brown, a leader in the field of education of the deaf/blind, discusses what parents should know about self-determination and why collaboration is so important to the success of the student.
Do's and Don'ts For Teaching Social Skills O. Schoenberger Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Instructional Strategies, 
Self-Awareness
Word document Report a problem!
Description: List of suggestions for teachers to encourage students to participate in social interactions.
Dreams, Plans and Self-Determination C. Axelrod Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Choice and Decision Making, 
Goal Setting and Attainment
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article records an interview two students with visual impairments who want to exhibit how self-determination skills have improved their level of independence.
Dress & Impress N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Instruction of Personal Management, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Self-Awareness
video Report a problem!
Description: A video produced by AFB to give teens suggestions on how to dress for job interviews.
Effects of Visual Impairment, Gender and Age on Self-determination (Cost) B. Robinson & 
L. Leiberman
Self Determination Personal Control and Individual Performance, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Self-Awareness
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: 'Abstract: This survey of 54 students with visual impairments (aged 8?23 years) who participated in a one-week summer sports camp examined the opportunities they were given for self-determination at home, at school, with friends, for health care, and in physical education classes. The participants at all levels of visual impairment scored low in self-determination across all the domains, which indicates that they were given few opportunities for self-determined behaviors.'
Empowered An Activity Based Self-Determination Curriculum for Students with Visual Impairments (Cost) J. Cleveland et. al. Self Determination Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Curricula, 
Goal Setting and Attainment, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership
book Report a problem!
Description: A curriculum for teaching students the core components of self-determination as it relates to being visually impaired.
Enabling Devices (Cost) N/A MIVI, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of adapted toys, switches and technology for the physically challenged.
EVALS: Evaluating Visually Impaired Students (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Support, 
Program Planning, 
Signature Writing, 
Student Data, 
Tactile Graphics, 
Teaching Basic Number Facts and Operation, 
Teaching Mathematical Concepts, 
Vision Efficiency Training, 
Vocational Education Training, 
Writing Skills
kit Report a problem!
Description: 'Evaluation of students with VI is a complex, multi-faceted process of gathering info. using appropriate tools & techniques. Informal evaluation should be considered an essential supplement to the use of formal measures and published instruments. In order to determine curricular focus and plan effective instructional programming for students, the staff must know a student's levels of functioning in all areas of academic and unique need.'
Exceptional Teaching Aids (Cost) N/A Arts, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a catalog of products specifically for teaching the visually impaired.
Finding Wheels: A Curriculum for Nondrivers with Visual Impairments for Gaining Control . . . (Cost) A. L. Corn & 
L. P. Rosenblum
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
O&M, 
Self Determination
Curricula, 
Personal Control and Individual Performance, 
Transportation
book Report a problem!
Description: This curriculum is designed for teachers, O&M specialists, and families to use with adolescents and young adults with visual impairments as they explore their transportation options as nondrivers.
FOCUSED On: Social Skills (Cost) Karen Wolffe & 
Sharon Zell Sacks (Eds.)
Assessment, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Adolescents, 
Curricula, 
Self-Awareness
book

video
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Description: Series of video and print materials for helping youngsters who are visually impaired develop essential social skills. They are clustered for different age groups.
Fred's Head Blog N/A Arts, 
Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Instructional Support, 
Training and Tutorials
website Report a problem!
Description: This website provides tips, tutorials, articles, and information for those who are visually impaired and those who work with them.
Functional Academic Curriculum for Exceptional Students (F.A.C.E.S.) N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies
Curricula, 
Functional Math, 
Functional Skills, 
Instruction of Adventitiously Blind, 
Instruction of Personal Management, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies
kit Report a problem!
Description: This curriculum covers math, science, social studies, physical health and vocational skills (elementary to high school) for students with moderate to severe disabilities. (Not VI specific)
Functional Skills Screening Inventory (FSSI) (Cost) H. Becker, 
S. Schur, 
M. Paoletti-Schelp & 
E. Hammer
Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination
Curricula, 
Functional Skills, 
Instructional Aids/Materials
website Report a problem!
Description: The FSSI assesses critical living and working skills in persons with moderate to severe impairments.
Games For People with Sensory Impairments - Strategies for Including People of All Ages (Cost) L. Lieberman & 
Jim Cowart
Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination
Adapted PE, 
Family Resources, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Recreation
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Description: This book provides facilitators with 70 games that sensory disabled people can play. The activities offered in this book can all be presented to students who are sensory impaired with multiple disabilities within a regular physical education curriculum, or to adults with sensory impairments in any recreational setting.
Going Places: Transition Guidelines for Community-Based Physical Activities (APH Quota) N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination
Activities for High School Students, 
Sports/Games
book Report a problem!
Description: A resource guide for teens and young adults that promotes independent physical activity.
Going To College: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Independent Living, 
Self Determination
Activities for High School Students, 
Career Education, 
College, 
Self-Awareness, 
Transition/Future Planning
website Report a problem!
Description: This website has been developed to help high school students how have disabilities, learn about college life.
How Can I Participate In Transition Planning? N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Self Determination
Choice and Decision Making, 
Family Resources, 
Resources, 
Self-Awareness, 
Transition/Future Planning
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Description: This document provides information for students to better help them participate in the transition process.
How to Thrive, Not Just Survive: A Guide to Developing Independent Life Skills . . . (Cost) R. M. Swallow & 
K. M. Huebner (Eds.)
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Choice and Decision Making, 
Family Resources, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Resources, 
Self-Awareness
book Report a problem!
Description: This book provides guidelines and strategies for helping blind and visually impaired children to develop, acquire and apply skills that are necessary for independence in socialization, orientation and mobility, and leisure time and recreational activities.
Independent Living: A Curriculum with Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments (Cost) R. Loumiet & 
N. Levack
Arts, 
Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Adapted PE, 
Adolescents, 
Choice and Decision Making, 
Communication, 
Curricula, 
Elementary
book Report a problem!
Description: A curriculum used for assessment, teaching and evaluating students in these areas: social skills, self care and leisure skills. It is designed for students from school age to adulthood who will live independently or with minimal assistance.
Iowa Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) Resource Guide K. Blankenship, 
et. al.
Assessment, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Auditory Skills, 
Documenting Progress, 
Eligibility, 
Functional Vision Evaluation, 
IEP, 
IEP Prep, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Learning Media Assessment, 
Program Planning, 
Student Data, 
Student Observation
Word document Report a problem!
Description: An incredibly thorough tool written for TVIs and COMS to help instruct, assess, plan and evaluate in all areas of the ECC.
Jobs to Be Proud of:  Profiles of Workers Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired (Cost) D. Kendrick Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Choice and Decision Making, 
Family Resources, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Resources
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Description: This book focuses on twelve people who are blind or visually impaired and looks at the jobs they do, why they chose the job, how their visual impairment impacts their job, and gives information about pay and benefits.
JVIB (Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness) Subject Index for Articles (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Instructional Support website Report a problem!
Description: This is a current list of articles available for download, indexed by subject area.
Loving Me: A Guide to Creating and Presenting Workshops on Self-Esteem (APH Quota) B. Brookshire Professional Resources, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Instructional Support, 
Self-Awareness
book Report a problem!
Description: Written by an expert in the field of visual impairment and blindness, this guide gives professionals and families ideas and training tips on teaching those with visual impairments how to create a healthy self-esteem.
PLAI: Promoting Learning Through Active Interaction: A Guide to Early Communication with Young Children Who Have Multiple Disabilities (Cost) M. Diane Klein, 
D. Chen & 
M. Haney
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination
Communication, 
Professional Books
book Report a problem!
Description: This program provides professionals with a step by step approach to intervening infants with multiple impairments. It also provides handouts in English and Spanish.
Preparing Youth to Exercise Self-Determination: Quality Indicators of School Environments . . . S. Field & 
A. Hoffman
Self Determination Role Models/Mentors for Students, 
Self-Awareness
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Abstract: "This article identifies quality indicators of educational programs that promote self-determination. The quality indicators are holistic in nature and address the self-determination of all members of the school community. Guidelines for using the quality indicators for program improvement are provided." (Not VI Specific)
Promoting Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities D. Test Professional Resources, 
Self Determination
Instructional Support website Report a problem!
Description: From the Perkins website, "This Power Point presentation is comprised of 46 slides and provides an introduction to self-determination, including information about a student-directed transition planning process, person centered planning, and the role of families. The presentation is also offered in an abbreviated format with 27 slides." (Not VI Specific)
Publications available from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Curricula, 
Instructional Support
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of books, curricula and kits for professionals who serve students with visual impairments and those with additional disabilities.
Reach for the Stars, Planning for the Future: A Transition Process for Families of Young Children (APH Quota) N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Program Planning article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: A guidebook about transitioning yound children into preschool or kindergarten settings.
Santa Clara County Social Skills Curriculum for Children with Visual Impairments B. J. McCallum & 
S. Sacks
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Curricula book Report a problem!
Description: The Social Skills Curriculum has been designed to assist teachers of the visually impaired, regular education teachers, related service personnel, and family members in designing social skills intervention strategies to assist students with visual impairments in developing social skills. Available from: B. J. McCallum, 1296 Mariposa Ave. San Jose, CA 95126
Science is Golden: Interviews with 4 Scientists Who Are Visually Impaired J. Ingber Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Science, 
Self Determination
Job Descriptions, 
Role Models/Mentors for Students
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: The author interviews 4 scientists who are visually impaired to talk about how advancements in technology allowed them to make a career in the field of their choice.
Self-Determination for Children and Young Adults Who Are Deaf-Blind S. Morgan, 
E. Bixlar, 

J. McNamara
Deafblind, 
Self Determination
Instructional Strategies, 
Personal Control and Individual Performance, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership
Word document Report a problem!
Description: This paper reviews self-determination, discusses how the skills can be instructed to those students with deaf-blindness and gives information to teachers about the delivery of teaching these skills.
Sensory Learning Kit (SLK) (APH Quota) M. Smith Assessment, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Concept Development, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Sensory Training
kit Report a problem!
Description: This kit, designed for those students with the most significant disabilities provides an extensive arrays of tools and toys to help students develop the most basic of skills. It also includes a guidebook with assessment forms on a CD and a book of routines.
Short-Term Program Classes at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
O&M, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Choice and Decision Making, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Low Vision Device Training, 
Teaching Mathematical Concepts
website Report a problem!
Description: TSBVI offers one week courses during the regular school term for intensive training in specific areas of a student's IEP. Some programs are specific to a particular subject and some programs are specific to having a visual impairment.(Texas students only)
Simplified Technologies by Linda Burkhart N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination, 
Technology
Choice and Decision Making, 
Communication
website Report a problem!
Description: A leader in the field of assistive technology for many years, Linda Burkhart has written many how-to books on making switches, using devices as well as the educational theories behind switch use.  She also has some resources that discuss the integration of devices into a variety of classroom environments. (Not VI specific)
Skills for Success:  A Career Education Handbook for Children and Adolescents with Visual Impairments (Cost) K. Wolffe (Ed.) Career Education and Transition, 
Self Determination
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Choice and Decision Making, 
Curricula, 
Resources, 
Self-Awareness
book Report a problem!
Description: This book provides activities for helping prepare the very young through teenage students with success in the workplace.
Space and Self (Cost) L. Nielsen Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Self Determination
Active Learning, 
Choice and Decision Making, 
Concept Development
book Report a problem!
Description: This book addresses the use of Active Learning and 'The Little Room'.
Summer Programs Available at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired N/A Arts, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Adapted PE, 
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Arts and Crafts, 
Camp, 
Cane Travel, 
Choice and Decision Making, 
Functional Skills, 
Games, 
Instruction of Personal Management, 
Recreation, 
Resources, 
Role Models/Mentors for Students, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Transition/Future Planning, 
Vocational Education Training
website Report a problem!
Description: TSBVI offers summer programs that provide students with instruction in all areas of the ECC.  (Texas students only)
Supporting Young Adults Who Are Deaf-Blind in Their Communities:  A Transition Planning Guide for Service Providers, Families, and Friends (Cost) J. M. Everson (Ed.) Career Education and Transition, 
Deafblind, 
Self Determination
Choice and Decision Making, 
Family Resources, 
Self-Awareness, 
Transition/Future Planning
book Report a problem!
Description: The goal of this book is to guide service providers, family members, and friends in providing transition services to young adults who are deaf-blind.  As such, it represents an effort to express the unique needs of the deafblind population and to integrate best practices into their transition services.
SWEAT - Summer Work Experience in Austin Texas N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Activities for High School Students, 
Parent Resources, 
Vocational Education Training
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Description: TSBVI provides job related opportunities for students from 14-21 to take part in during the summer months in Austin, Texas.  (Texas students only)
Take Charge:  A Strategic Guide for Blind Job Seekers (Cost) R. Rabbi & 
D. Croft
Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Self Determination
Activities for High School Students, 
Choice and Decision Making, 
Curricula, 
Goal Setting and Attainment
book Report a problem!
Description: This is a practical self-help guide based on the real-life experiences of bind job seekers.
Teen Scene: Portraits of Success Video (APH Quota) N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Choice and Decision Making, 
Personal Control and Individual Performance, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Self-Awareness
video Report a problem!
Description: A great video with four teenagers with low vision sharing their thoughts about dating, school success, sports, careers and self-advocacy.
Teens' Voices - Family Connect N/A Family Resources, 
O&M, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Parent Resources, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Self-Awareness
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Description: From the website, "Teenagers who are blind or visually impaired talk about sports and recreation, orientation and mobility, and what becoming more independent has meant to them. In these audio interviews, students and their parents speak frankly about what has helped them get the most out of school, and feel most confident about the future. Hear their thoughts on helpful technology, adaptations for sports, advocating for themselves, and more. Parents weigh in, as well."
Texas SenseAbilities Newsletter and See/Hear Archives N/A Arts, 
Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Communication, 
Family Resources, 
Instructional Support, 
Resources
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Description: Publication for instuctors and families of visually impaired children including those with deafblindness and multiple disabilities. It contains current and relevant information for various topics from school to community to home. (Downloadable)
The Bookstore at the American Foundation for the Blind (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Professional Books
website Report a problem!
Description: This website provides AFB's most current on-line catalog.
The Mentor Program at AFB's Career Connect N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Self Determination
Job Descriptions, 
Role Models/Mentors for Students
website Report a problem!
Description: Career Connect provides 1000's of blind and visually impaired mentors found in many different types of occupations. Certain criteria may apply in order to be considered a student protege.
The VI (Visually Impaired) Student College Survival Guide J. Strechay Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
College, 
Self-Awareness
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Description: A very informative Power Point Presentation that breaks down the different skill areas that a student must work on or be accomplished in in order to survival in college.
Third Person and Prompt Dependency G. Rodriguez-Gill Deafblind, 
Self Determination
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Self-Awareness
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Description: "This article offers reflections and an approach for dealing with the common set of issues stemming from a weakened self-identity in students with vision loss, including students who are deaf-blind."
Transition Planning for Success in Adult Life N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Choice and Decision Making, 
Goal Setting and Attainment, 
Programming, 
Transition/Future Planning
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Description: This document provides an overview of the transition planning process. It includes skills and activities to be completed as early as 5 years before leaving the school district, and annually thereafter.
Transitions Tote System:  'Navigating the Rapids of Life' (APH Quota) K. Wolffe & 
D. Johnson
Career Education and Transition, 
O&M, 
Self Determination
Activities for High School Students, 
Career Education, 
Choice and Decision Making, 
Curricula, 
Self-Awareness, 
Transition/Future Planning
kit Report a problem!
Description: This is a tool designed to prepare high school students who are blind or visually impaired for the world of work.
Understanding Low Vision (Cost) R. Jose (Ed.) Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Low Vision, 
Low Vision Specialists, 
Teaching Advanced Mathematics
website Report a problem!
Description: A thorough compilation of information regarding the education and rehabilitation of those with low vision.
What is Self-Determination? S. Field et al Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Self Determination
Resources website Report a problem!
Description: This is an excellent one-page explanation of self-determination and the characteristics of one who possesses those skills. An excellent handout for parents and teachers.
What Social Skills Enhance Integration S. Sacks Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Family Resources, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Self-Awareness
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Description: List of things a person with a visual impairment can do to increase his accepted integration into society.
Who's Driving the Bus? J. Pinner Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Parent Resources, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Self-Awareness
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Description: Abstract: The author shares strategies parents can use to help their child have opportunities throughout their childhood to become self-determined adults, capable of driving their own bus.