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Updated: June 28, 2006

Goal 1: Referral

Students and their families will be referred to an appropriate education program within 30 days of identification of a suspected visual impairment.

National Goal Leader: Foundation for Blind Children
1235 East Harmont Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85020
(602) 331-1470 FAX (602) 678-5819
Contact: Chris Tompkins

Goal 2: Parent Participation

Policies and procedures will be implemented to ensure the right of all parents to full participation and equal partnership in the education process.

National Goal Leader: National Association For Parents of the Visually Impaired (NAPVI)
P.O. Box 317
Watertown, MA 02272-0317
(617) 972-7441 1 (800) 562-6265 FAX (617) 972-7444
Contact: Susan LaVenture

Goal 3:Personnel Preparation

Universities, with a minimum of one full-time faculty member in the area of visual impairment, will prepare a sufficient number of educators of students with visual impairments to meet personnel needs throughout the country.

National Goal Leader: Division 17, Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)
c/o Florida State University
205 Stone Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-3024
850 644-8409 FAX 850 644-8715
Contact: Dr. Sandra Lewis

Goal 4: Provision of Educational Services

Service providers will determine caseloads based on the needs of students and will require ongoing professional development for all teachers and orientation and mobility instructors.

National Goal Leader: Association of State Education Consultants for the Visually Impaired
c/o Iowa Braille School
1002 G. Avenue
Vinton, Iowa 52349
319 472-5221 Ext. 1209 FAX 319 472-4371
Contact Person: Rex Howard

Goal 5: Array of Services

Local education programs will ensure that all students have access to a full array of placement options.

National Goal Leader: Council of Schools for the Blind
New York Institute
999 Pelham Pkwy
Bronx, NY 10469
718 519-7000 FAX 718-231-9314
Contact: Bernadette Kappan

Goal 6: Assessment

Assessment of students will be conducted, in collaboration with parents, by personnel having expertise in the education of students with visual impairments.

National Goal Leader: The National Center for Vision and Child Development
The Lighthouse Inc.
111 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 821-9490 FAX (212) 821-9707
Contact: Dr. Mary Ann Lang

Goal 7: Access to Instructional Materials

Access to developmental and educational services will include an assurance that instructional materials are available to students in the appropriate media and at the same time as their sighted peers.

National Goal Leader: Association of Instructional Resource Centers for the Visually Impaired
c/o Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired
4210 W. Bay Villa Avenue
Tampa, FL 33611
Contact: Suzanne Dalton

Goal 8: Core Curriculum

Educational and developmental goals, including instruction, will reflect the assessed needs of each student in all areas of academic and disability-specific core curricula.

National Goal Leader: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 West 45th Street
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 454-8631
FAX (512) 454-6305
Contact: Dr. Philip Hatlen