Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)
TSBVI offers a wealth of programs to students and adults with a visual impairment. TSVI services students who are blind, visually impaired, and Deafblind. The school provides specialized and intensive instruction for students with a visual impairment and other disabilities. TSBVI provides:
- Comprehensive core instruction
- Intensive instruction in the Expanded Core Curriculum
- Extracurricular activities
- Residential living skills
- Transition to adult life
- Offers short term programs such as Practical Experiences in Expanded Core (PEEC), Summer Work Experience in Austin, Texas (SWEAT), and Working and Living in the Community (WALIC)
- Online learning
Perkins School for the Blind
The Perkins school aims to prepare students and adults who are blind or visually impaired with the education, confidence and skills they need to realize their potential to live, work, and be contributing citizens in society. Perkins also provides:
- Educational programs
- Resources and
- Support for families and professionals to educate students who are visually impaired.
Hadley offers those with a visual impairment specialized opportunities for learning that empower individuals to succeed in every aspect of life.
- Everyday activities
Texas Health and Human Services
Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) works with people who are blind and visually impaired to help them reach their independence goals.
- The Blind Children’s Vocational Discovery and Development Program provides information and works with each child and family to create a Family Service Plan tailored to the child's needs and circumstances.
- The Blindness Education, Screening and Treatment Program provides blindness education, vision screenings and urgent eye medical treatment services.
- The Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD) program provides home and community based services to individuals of all ages with deafblindness and another disability.
- Independent Living Services works with people who have significant disabilities to maximize their empowerment, independence and productivity through integration and full inclusion into society