Summer Institute will be held IN-PERSON this year.

CDC guidelines will be in place with masks, small groups, outdoor classrooms, 6 feet distancing, and still a lot of fun!

When: August 2-5, 2021

Where: Washington State School for the Blind, Vancouver

Cost: $395, includes breakfast, lunch and lodging. *4 Scholarships are available for WA participants.

Limited to 50 participants so register soon.

Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/WSSBSI2021

About WSSB Summer Institute-

PURPOSE: To provide public school personnel who are, or will be, working with a blind or visually impaired (BVI) child in their local school, with foundational knowledge, skills and experiences that will allow the participant to understand the impact of vision loss on learning.

LODGING: Lodging is included in the registration fee. Participants stay in cottages on campus that WSSB students reside in during the school year. Each cottage has a full kitchen, private bedrooms, community bathroom and living room. Men and women will have separate residences.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Any person who works with visually impaired or blind children in public school and has had limited experience or education in the field of blindness. Typically participants include: teachers (classroom and special education), paraprofessionals, OT, PT and speech and language specialists, administrators, school psychologists and other related service personnel.

TOPICS THAT WILL BE ADDRESSED: Travel Skills – Orientation and Mobility, The Eye & Vision Disorders, Vision Loss & Learning to Adapt Environments & Materials, Braille and other Literacy Media, Physical Education, Daily Living and Self-Help Skills, Assistive Technology, Your Role in the Classroom, Social Skills & Vision Loss Low Vision Aids, Assessment and so much more!