Schools for the Blind
The following is a list of schools for the blind throughout the United States. Most of the schools provide both residential and day programs as well as outreach programs. A number also provides excellent resources on blindness and visual impairments.
The Council of Schools and Services for the Blind (COSB) is a consortium of specialized schools and agencies in Canada and the United States whose major goal is improving the quality of services to children who are blind and visually impaired. Each year they hold their leadership institute that coincides with the APH Annual Conference.
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind is a residential school that also provides statewide services. In addition to information about the school, AIDB provides wonderful resources on its "Reference Desk" page.
Arkansas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired offers statewide educational programs and resources to students who are blind or visually impaired, birth through twenty-one, enabling them to become productive, self-sufficient citizens through the involvement of all students, staff, parents and the community.
Arizona State School for the Deaf and the Blind is a residential school that also provides statewide services.
The Los Angeles Blind Children's Center is an organization that serves children birth through second grade who are blind or visually impaired and their families in an inclusive setting.
The Braille Institute is a nonprofit organization offers a variety of free programs, classes and services, and outreach locations throughout Southern California.
California School for the Blind provides intensive, disability-specific educational services for students enrolled in the school as well as a statewide resources.
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind provides comprehensive direct educational services for children, birth to age 21 as well as outreach programs for students, staff, and families in communities throughout Colorado.
The Concordia Learning Center at St. Joseph's School for the Blind provides comprehensive services to students with visual impairments and/or multiple disabilities from birth to age 21 years of age in New Jersey.
Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind In addition to information on their residential program and outreach program, the FSDB site provides resources specific to visual impairments.
Georgia Academy for the Blind provides educational services to students and families throughout Georgia including day and residential programs on campus and outreach services.
The Governor Morehead School for the Blind educates, advocates for, and provides resources for all North Carolina students with visual impairment, their families, and professionals who serve them.
Hadley School for the Blind promotes independent living through lifelong, distance education programs for people who are blind or visually impaired, their families and blindness service providers. It offers over 100 distance education courses in four program areas: Adult Continuing Education, High School, Family Education, and Professional Studies. Tuition-free for students who are blind or visually impaired and their family members. Modest tuition for professionals. It also provides free webinars on a variety of subjects of interest to people with vision loss and the professionals who work with them.
The Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind provides a full continuum of services for children who are Blind and Visually Impaired including a residential campus, education centers and clinical services for children age 3 to age 21.
The Indiana School for the Blind & Visually Impaired provides residential as well as outreach services to children and young adults throughout the state who are blind or have low vision.
Illinois School for the Visually Impaired provides statewide educational resources as well as a comprehensive educational program.
The Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides residential and outreach programs and resources to students who are blind or visually impaired.
The Kansas State School for the Blind is a special purpose school for students aged 3-21 years of age who are visually impaired. KSSB also provides statewide outreach services.
The Kentucky School for the Blind offers a residential and day program as well as outreach services throughout the state of Kentucky.
Junior Blind of America, located in California, offers educational programs as well as recreation and rehabilitation services.
The Lavelle School for the Blind, located in the Bronx in New York, integrates students who are blind and have multiple disabilities using a combination of developmental and functional strategies.
The Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired offers residential and day programs as well as outreach services throughout the state of Louisiana.
The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) is a private, statewide resource center providing outreach, school, and residential programs to children and youth from infancy to age 21 who are blind or visually impaired.
The Michigan Department of Education, Low Incidence Outreach provides technical assistance and resources to local service providers.
The Mississippi School for the Blind is designed to focus on the unique learning needs of children and youth with visual impairments or blindness, including those with additional disabilities. They offer residential and day programs as well as outreach services throughout the state of Mississippi.
The Minnesota State Academy for the Blind provides educational services to blind and visually impaired students who range in age from birth to 21. It offers residential and day programs.
The Missouri School for the Blind offers educational and outreach services for legally blind Missouri children from birth through age 21 and their families.
The Montana School for the Deaf & Blind provides comprehensive educational opportunities for Montana's deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and visually impaired children. They offer a residential or day students on the Great Falls campus as well as outreach services.
The Nebraska Center for the Education of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired provides services to children from birth to age 21. NCECBVI provides center-based and residential services along with an outreach program.
The New Mexico School for the Blind & Visually Impaired offers a continuum of services for children throughout New Mexico. It offers a residential program, family-Infant-toddler program, and outreach program.
The New York Institute for Special Education is a private, nonprofit educational facility that provides programs for children who are blind or visually impaired.
The New York State School for the Blind provides specialized instruction and a full range of related, clinical and support services that are tailored to meet each student.
North Dakota Vision Services/ School for the Blind provides center based programming and regionalized outreach services.
The Ohio State School for the Blind provides services to children from birth to age 21 throughout Ohio. They offer a residential or day program as well as an outreach program.
The Oklahoma School for the Blind provides instruction to Oklahoma students in the residential and day program as well as outreach services.
The Overbrook School for the Blind offers a variety of programs for children of different ages and abilities including residential and day programs.
Perkins School for the Blind is a world-renowned school serving students who are blind, visually impaired and deafblind, from ages 3-22. Founded in 1829 as the first school for the blind in the U.S., Perkins is a progressive and multifaceted educational community committed to preparing children and young adults with the education, confidence, and skills they need to realize their full potential. Perkins staff are experts in the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC), a disability-specific curriculum, specifically designed for children with visual impairment that helps them access core academics and address the social and independent living skills their sighted peers learn incidentally. Perkins also offers a continuum of education and services, including diagnostic evaluations, transition programs, Perkins’ e-learning program for teachers and TVIs, and resources on Cortical Vision Impairment (CVI).
The South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind is a specialized school for students who are deaf or blind. The main campus is located in Spartanburg, but the school serves students throughout the state through its campus and outreach programs.
The South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired has been designated to provide a variety of services to meet the individual needs of students in South Dakota who are visually impaired, blind, or deaf-blind.
The Tennessee School for the Blind provides a residential program as well as an outreach program for students within the state of Tennessee.
The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides a continuum of statewide placements for students who are blind or visually impaired ages 6 through 21. It also provides statewide resource to parents and professionals through the transition from school. TSBVI publishes several resources in a wide range of topics. They have a comprehensive web site with many resources for children with visual impairments, their families, their families, and the professionals who collaborate with them. Provides curriculum/publications and the See/Hear Newsletter.
The Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind provides a variety of educational services and options to meet the needs of students throughout Utah including residential and day programs and outreach services.
The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind provides an array of specialized services including residential and day options as well as outreach services.
The Washington State School for the Blind provides specialized educational services to visually impaired and blind youth ages birth to 21 within the state of Washington.
The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children provides residential services to students who are blind or visually impaired as well as outreach services and programs to babies, toddlers and school-age students with visual impairments attending their local schools.
The West Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind provides students with specialized programs including residential programs and outreach programs.
The Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a residential school and also provides outreach services to students throughout Wisconsin.
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