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The Post-Secondary Program (PSP) provides transition planning and training in independent living skills and employability. Some PSP participants prepare for college through experiences at the local community college. This program, offered in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission/Division for Blind Services, provides training for students who are legally blind and have a regular State Board of Education high school diploma or GED.

 Participants in TSBVI's Post-Secondary Program gain real-life experiences in the following:

  • daily living activities including cooking, cleaning, and laundry
  • consumer planning, shopping and budgeting
  • transportation and mobility within and outside of the city
  • personal advocacy
  • community recreational access
  • organization skills including print papers, personal information, etc.
  • employability through volunteer work experiences
  • College readiness (when appropriate)

PSP participants are required to volunteer at least 100 hours during their stay in the PSP apartments. This requirement is in addition to attending classes at Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center and, sometimes, at Austin Community College.

TSBVI's Post-Secondary and EXIT Programs: Overview and Comparison Video

Original webcast date: 11/12/2015
Description: The EXIT and Post-Secondary Programs at TSBVI serve 18-22 year old adults who are blind or visually impaired. Assistant Principal for EXIT, Tad Doezema, and former Post-Secondary Coordinator, Linda Locke, provide a side-by-side comparison of the two programs in order to help professionals and family members determine which program is most appropriate for their student or child.



  1. Introduction  02:10
  2. Similarities & Differences  04:59
  3. Eligibility Criteria  12:58
  4. Costs  07:15
  5. Living Arrangement  16:22
  6. Student Examples  10:11
  7. Transition Planning  02:04
  8. Program Duration  01:00
  9. Resources  01:31
Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf) Student Application (docx)