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The Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB) Outreach Program is a WSDS partner providing services to blind and low vision children and students from birth to age 21.  Our mission is to fill the gaps of service that may be needed in school districts around the state of Washington and to continue to develop new strategies to better serve blind and low vision students.   View the WSSB Services Chart

We can provide support:

The WSSB Outreach Department provides several vital services to students and staff outside of the WSSB campus:

  • Itinerant teaching services to local school districts
  • Functional vision evaluations and learning media assessments
  • Orientation and mobility evaluations
  • Technology consultations
  • Access to educational materials through the Ogden Resource Center
  • In-service to local school districts
  • Consultation to local school districts to assist in assessing the needs of blind and low vision students.
  • Assistance to local schools districts in recruitment and strategies to provide appropriate services for blind and low vision students.

Depending on your questions or concerns regarding a child/youth who is blind or has low vision, services might include:

  • Outreach and Consultation
  • Resource Recommendation
  • Referral to Local Professionals
  • Connecting Families

Ways our educational consultants can help the family or school team:

  • Provide consultation specific to an individual’s needs
  • Provide access to a Functional Vision Evaluation and Learning Media Assessment if appropriate
  • Recommend classroom and home modifications and accommodations
  • Collaborate to develop IFSP outcomes or IEP goals and activities
  • Assist with finding technical staff as needed; examples are Orientation and Mobility consultants, Teachers of the Visually Impaired, and Braillists

For information regarding a child between Birth to 5 years:
Jessica Chandler or 513-649-1773

For information regarding a child between 6 to 21 years:
Pam Parker or 360-947-3304