Short-Term Programs offers year-round group and individualized classes for students with visual impairments. Students travel to Austin and participate in classes and activities with peers from across the State of Texas.
We offer both school year and summer programs at TSBVI.
Our School Year Programs (August - May) include a wide range of classes addressing needs from academic to recreational for students on or near grade level. Students are able to quickly learn independent living skills in a relaxed, positive environment that focuses on the unique needs of students with visual impairments. Students must be referred by their local Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) and should be submitted as early as possible. Please refer to the school year calendar for links to our current school year class descriptions. You may also the Short-Term Programs office at 512-206-9241 or 512-206-9332 for further questions.
Summer Programs (June - July) include a variety of enrichment classes for VI students of all ability levels. Classes vary in length from 4 days to 5 weeks. The Summer Programs schedule changes each year. The deadline for Summer Program applications is February 14 and should be submitted by the local TVI as early as possible. Please refer to the current summer programs (published each January) for details, or contact contact the Summer Programs Administration Team at , Phoebe Williams at 512-206-9241, or Wendy Erickson at 512-206-9332.