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December 12 - 15, 2019 (referrals due by October 10, 2019)

Grades 7 - 9

Is the game of life a game of chance or choice? Throughout life, we all make choices and navigate roadblocks daily. Students heading into high school are faced with a number of challenges as they transition to adult life. Students with visual impairments have an added layer of learning, related to concepts such as money handling, career exploration, and socializing with peers. Together, we will develop skills in these areas while encouraging students to be leaders in their own lives.

In this weekend course, students and their parents must attend together. Students will be taught by teaching staff in Short-Term Programs while parents will attend a conference portion hosted by the Outreach department. Limited on-campus hotel lodging may be available for adults. Families are encouraged to contact their Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) counselor or local school district to request financial assistance with travel and lodging. However, if TWC is unable to provide financial support, TSBVI will cover the costs. Students will reside in the Short-Term Programs dorm.

The parent participation program includes information about:

  • Transition planning
  • Graduation plans
  • Supporting your child in the expanded core areas at home and in the community
  • Exploring post secondary options
  • Experiences shared by other parents and students who have made this transition
  • Opportunities at Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center and the Post Secondary Programs on the TSBVI campus - Parents will be able to tour both programs.

Logistical details:

  • Students and their parents must attend together.
  • Activities for parents and for students will be in separate rooms.
  • Students will be taught by staff in Short-Term Programs while parents work with Outreach Programs staff.
  • Parents are welcome beginning Thursday night, or may join in Friday.
  • Program runs through Sunday noon.
  • Limited on-campus hotel lodging may be available for adults. Families are encouraged to seek financial assistance for travel and lodging from their TWC counselor.
  • Students stay for free at the Short-Term Programs dorm.

For additional information about the content of this section contact Nina Wibbenmeyer at  or 512-206-9361. 

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