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2020 Texas Focus Conference: Self-Determination

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February 27-29, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency North Houston

Join us for Texas Focus 2020 as we explore tools and strategies to empower all children with visual impairments. Sessions will focus on ways to provide children with greater voice, meaningful options, and increased participation in their lives.

Both ACVREP and SBEC credit are available. A total of 12.5 hours is possible for the entire conference.

For more information regarding speakers and sessions, including updates and a complete agenda, please visit our Texas Focus Conference main page.


Want to know about TSBVI Outreach Programs services?

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TSBVI Outreach Programs provide information, training and support to families, professionals in education and rehabilitation, and community members involved in the lives of individuals with visual impairments or deafblindness, who range in age from birth through twenty-two years old. Our focus is on students and programs in local communities throughout Texas. We bring most of our services directly to you.

What Services Do We Provide?

We provide a variety of services! Outreach assistance is available at little or no charge. Choose the program you need to support family members and professionals involved with students with visual impairments or deafblindness:

  • Individualized local consultations to families, schools, and other related agencies or community organizations
  • Training for families, professionals and paraprofessionals through face-to-face workshops and conferences around the state, video-conferencing, and web-based technologies
  • Resources on visual impairments and deafblindness such as articles, on-line videos, a newsletter, American Printing House for the Blind (APH) materials, and assistive technology on loan
  • Partnering with local, state and national agencies and organizations to help build quality local programs for students with visual impairments and deafblindness

How Do You Make a Request for Our Services?

Select "Request a Service" from the drop-down menu on the top left of the screen to request consultation or training. Select "APH Materials" or "Technology Loan Program" from the menu on the left to request materials or technology.

You may also contact the Outreach Director, Kate Borg, at  or by calling 512-206-9242 with general feedback, ideas, or issues related to the services we provide.