Welcome Parents of Children with Visual Impairments and Deafblindness!
This information is divided into two sections:
- for all parents of students with visual impairments or deafblindness
- for parents of students attending classes at TSBVI in the current school year
For All Parents of Students with Visual Impairments or Deafblindness
You may also contact either of our Family Engagement Specialists in Outreach Programs if you need more information:
Jean Robinson, Visually Impaired Family Support Consultant, VI Outreach Programs
Edgenie Bellah, Deafblind Family Engagement Specialist, Texas Deafblind Outreach
For Parents of Students Attending TSBVI in the Current School Year
Comprehensive Programs - these are the programs your child who is between the ages of 6 and 21 may attend during the regular school year. A referral must be made by your ARD team.
Download the TSBVI Student Assessment Calendar (29k word)
In addition to our Comprehensive Programs TSBVI offers options for students who are attending school in their local districts to complement that programming. Students who attend Comprehensive Programs are not eligible for either Short-term Programs or Summer Programs during the school year they are attending regular school programs at TSBVI. These are:
Short-term Programs - these are programs which take place throughout the year over weekends or for short period of time. Your TVI, COMS or ARD team may make a referral to these programs.
Summer Programs - these are programs that take place in the summer. You may refer your child directly for these programs or in most cases have your teacher of students with visual impairments help you make this referral.