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A Publication about Visual Impairments and Deafblindness for Families and Professionals

FAMILY WISDOM

  • The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired: 100 Years on 45th Street

    • Abstract: In this article Superintendent Daugherty shares a number of changes that have occurred at TSBvI in the past 100 years.
    • Audio: 100 Years on 45th Street
  • 2017 TSBVI Commencement Speech: Living Life Expansively as a Blind Person in America

    • Abstract: The author highlights how it is the best of times and the worst of times to be a blind person living in America. He shares guiding principles for living a life that is not constricted by other people’s expectations and how to be a change agent.
    • Audio: Commencement Speech: Living Life Expansively as a Blind Person In America
  • Supports in Adult Life: One Family’s Solution

    • Abstract: This article discusses two types of supports that can be utilized in adult life: Customized Employment and Supported Decision Making. Supported Decision Making relates to independent living, whereas Customized Employment is an employment process.
    • Audio: One Family's Solution
  • Fast Friends

    • Abstract: The author shares her son’s experience in making a friend while attending the 13th Annual International Charge Syndrome Conference, held in Orlando July 2017.
    • Audio: Fast Friends
  • DeafBlind Camp of Texas Has a Successful Second Year

    • Abstract: The author shares about the 2017 DeafBlind Camp of Texas (DBCTX), a barrier free camp for DeafBlind adults, as well as plans for DBCTX Jr to be held in 2018.
    • Audio: DeafBlind Camp of Texas Has a Successful Second Year
  • What is ProTactile and What Are It's Benefits?

    • Abstract: ProTactile is a socio-cultural philosophy with its own sets of philosophy, attitude, culture, and language. This emerging concept has become a way of life for the DeafBlind community. ProTactile plays an significant role in DeafBlind world. Members explore the world through touch, and most importantly communicate through touch. ProTactile is a language that the DeafBlind community embraces and benefits from as a way of life.
    • Audio: What is ProTactile and What Are It's Benefits?
  • The Way Home

    • Abstract: A father describes his journey with his son, as he participated in treatment with Anat Baniel, who will be presenting at the Texas Focus Conference in March 2018.
    • Audio: The Way Home

EFFECTIVE PRACTICES

NEWS AND VIEWS

  • TSBVI Summer Programs

    • Abstract:This article provides information about TSBVI Summer Programs
    • Audio: TSBVI Summer Programs
  • Child Medical Grants Available From United Health Care Children’s Foundation

    • Abstract:This article provides information on grants available to assist children in obtaining health related services not covered or not fully covered by their family’s health insurance plan.
    • Audio: Child Medical Grants Available From United Health Care Children's Foundation
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Update

    • Abstract:The author describes a few recent changes in the Vocational Rehabilitation program and the new summer work experience program for students with disabilities.
    • Audio: Vocational Rehabilitation Update
  • Transformation and the Blind Children’s Program

    • Abstract:This article gives a summary of services offered by the Blind Children's Program
    • Audio: Transformation and the Blind Children's Program
  • Spanish Braille and English Language Learners

    • Abstract: Some common concerns and misconceptions when addressing braille issues of Spanish-speaking students.
    • Audio: Spanish Braille and English Language Learners