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Our eA group of students and a teacher in an Astronomy class.ducational consultants partner with Education Service Centers and other state agencies to provide a variety of services to support students (ages 6 thru 21) with visual impairments and their teams in their home school districts. This includes those students with additional disabilities. In addition to the teacher of the visually impaired (TVI), teams may include family members, classroom teacher(s), paraprofessionals, assessment staff, administrators, other school staff, related service providers, representatives of state agencies, and education service center personnel.

The Visually Impaired Outreach Program transition services focus on working with students, families, educators and rehabilitation staff to provide technical assistance to help with individual transition planning using best practice approaches such as person-centered planning, customized employment, and self-determination. Our consultant can provide individual consultation, theory to practice consultation, workshops and information and referral.

Local school districts, agencies and other organizations should use the "Request a Service" drop-down menu on the left to request the following services:

  • Request a contact from a Family Engagement Specialist.
  • Request a School Consultation for an individual student. 
  • Request a Theory to Practice Consultation that targets several students with similar needs or that targets specific skills for team members who support the individual student(s). 
  • Request a Workshop on VI-specific topics. 

A student with visual impairments in a math class using a computer.

Contact any of the staff listed below:

Ann Adkins, VI Education Consultant

Scott Baltisberger, VI Education Consultant

Cindy Bachofer, Low Vision Consultant

Carrie Farraje, Technology Consultant

Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultant

Susan Osterhaus, Math Consultant

Cecilia Robinson, Technology Consultant

Chris Tabb, O&M Consultant

Eva Thompson-Lavigne, Transition Consultant