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The organizations and agencies listed below have endorsed the National Agenda by signing the following statement:

"[Name of organization] endorses the National Agenda for the Education of Children and Youths with Visual Impairments, Including Those with Multiple Disabilities. Our organization will endeavor to work toward achieving its goals within the context of our professional associations with children and youths with visual impairments and their families."

National Organizations:
American Council of the Blind
American Foundation for the Blind
American Printing House for the Blind
Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
Association for Instructional Resource Centers for Visually
Handicapped Students
Blind Children's Fund
Choices for Children
Council for Exceptional Children
Delta Gamma Foundation
Descriptive Video Service
Hadley School for the Blind
Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults
Lions World Services for the Blind
National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Impaired
National Association for Parents of the Visually Impaired
National Industries for the Blind
National Marfan Foundation
National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision

Specialized Schools:
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
California School for the Blind
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
Georgia Academy for the Blind
Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind
Illinois School for the Visually Impaired
Indiana School for the Blind
Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School
Kansas State School for the Blind
Lavelle School for the Blind, New York
Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired
Maryland School for the Blind
Michigan School for the Blind
Minnesota State Academy for the Blind
Mississippi School for the Blind
Missouri School for the Blind
Nebraska School for the Visually Handicapped
New Mexico School for the Visually Impaired
New York Institute for Special Education
Ohio State School for the Blind
Oregon School for the Blind
Overbrook School for the Blind, Pennsylvania
Parkview School, Oklahoma
Perkins School for the Blind, Massachusetts
South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind
Saint Joseph's School for the Blind, New Jersey
Tennessee School for the Blind
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, Hampton
Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, Staunton
Washington State School for the Blind
West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children
Wisconsin School for the Visually Handicapped

Multiservice Private and State Agencies:
Anchor Center for Blind Children, Denver, CO
Blind Association of Western New York Visually Impaired Preschool, Amherst, NY
Blind Babies Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Blind Childrens Center, Los Angeles, CA
Blind Children's Learning Center, Santa Ana, CA
Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Children, Milwaukee, WI
Center for the Visually Impaired, Atlanta, GA
Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, Chicago, IL
Children's Center for the Visually Impaired, Kansas City, MO
Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, Greenfield, NH
Dallas Services for Visually Impaired Children, Dallas, TX
Delco Blind/Sight Center, Chester, PA
Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments, St. Louis, MO
Foundation for Blind Children, Phoenix, AZ
Foundation for the Junior Blind, Los Angeles, CA
Greater Pittsburgh Guild for the Blind, Pittsburgh, PA
Helen Keller Services for the Blind, Brooklyn, NY
Jewish Guild for the Blind, New York, NY

Multiservice Private and State Agencies:
The Lighthouse, Inc., New York, NY
Living Skills Center for the Visually Handicapped, San Pablo, CA
PennTech, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Harrisburg, PA
The Rehabilitation Center, New Haven, CT
Southern Access, Inc., Marietta, GA
Vision Associates, Orlando, FL
Vision Enrichment Services, Grand Rapids, MI

Local Education Agency Programs:
Blount County Schools, Maryville, TN
Cannon County Schools, Woodbury, TN
Catholic Charities Education Services for Blind and Visually Impaired, Augusta, ME
Cheatham County Board of Education, Ashland City, TN
Charleston County School District, Charleston, SC
Columbia Regional Program: Vision Services, Portland, OR
Cumberland County Schools, Crossville, TN
DeKalb County Schools, Visually Impaired Program, Atlanta, GA
Grainger Board of Education, Rutledge, TN
Greeneville City School System, Greeneville, TN
Harriman City Schools, Harriman, TN
Hawkins County School System, Rogersville, TN
Hollow Rock-Bruceton Special School District, Bruceton, TN
Jackson-Madison County Schools, Jackson, TN
Johnson County Board of Education, Mountain City, TN
Lauderdale County Department of Special Education, Ripley, TN
Los Angeles Unified School District Program for Visually Impaired Students, Los Angeles, CA
Marshall County Board of Education, Lewisburg, TN
Memphis City Schools, Memphis, TN
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Madison TN
Monroe County Schools, Madisonville, TN
New York City Public Schools, New York, NY
Oakridge Public Schools, Muskegon, MI
Overton County Schools Special Education, Livingston, TN
Scott County Schools, Huntsville, TN
Smith County School System, Carthage, TN
Special Education Service Agency, Anchorage, AK
Tennessee Infant-Parent Services School, Knoxville, TN
Trenton Special School District, Trenton, TN
Tyler D.C. Vision Program, Washington, D.C.
Vision Services Center, Bethesda, Maryland
Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Louisville, KY
Wilson County Special Education, Lebanon, TN

State Organizations and Departments of Education:
Advocates and Parents of Oklahoma's Sight Impaired
Alamo Area Chapter, National Association for Parents of Visually Impaired
California Low Incidence Disability Advisory Committee
California Transcribers and Educators for the Visually Handicapped
Colorado Department of Education
Connecticut Parents' Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Florida Department of Education, Division of Blind Services
Ho'opono Services for the Blind, Hawaii Department of Human Services
Iowa Bureau of Special Education
Maine State Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired
New York State Resource Center for the Visually Impaired
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Exceptional Children's Support Team
Northern California Chapter, Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
Pennsylvania Council of the Blind
Tennessee State Department of Education
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (formerly known as Texas Commision for the Blind)
Texas Education Agency

Personnel Preparation Programs in Visual Impairment at Colleges and Universities:
California State University at Los Angeles
Dominican College, New York
Florida State University
Hunter College, City University of New York
Michigan State University
Northern Illinois University
Pennsylvania College of Optometry
San Francisco State University
Texas Tech University
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of North Dakota
University of Northern Colorado
University of Pittsburgh Vision Studies Program
University of South Carolina
Vanderbilt University, Tennessee
Western Michigan University

Low Vision Centers:
Center for the Partially Sighted, Santa Monica, CA
Illinois Eye Institute, Chicago, IL
Low Vision Services, Utah Division of State Services for the
Visually Handicapped Saint Mary Low Vision Center, Long Beach, CA

Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired, Nova Scotia, Canada

Many individuals, local chapters of national organizations, and manufacturers of assistive devices have endorsed the National Agenda. While these endorsements have been acknowledged, space restrictions preclude including them in this list.