Indiana Deaf / Blind Services Project
Address: Blumberg Center, 502 School of Education Building, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809
Contact: Karen Goehl, Project Director
Service: Works to improve the quality of educational services available to infants, toddlers, and children with dual sensory impairments. Provides technical assistance, training, and support services to services providers and families of children with dual sensory impairments. Project activities include site-based and child-focused consultations, a mentor teacher-training project, family retreat weekends, a newsletter, a resource library for parents and professionals, and usher syndrome screening project, and a statewide census of students aged 0-21 who are deaf-blind.
Indiana School for the Blind
Address: 7725 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46240
Contact: James Durst, Principal
Service: Offers pre-school through high school programs, free of charge on a residential or day school basis, to the young people of Indiana who are blind and visually impaired. Provides instruction in the same coursework required of all school-aged children in Indiana. Specialized classes include orientation and mobility, adaptive physical education, independent living skills, vocational education, music instruction, braille and specially adapted computer technology. Also available are opportunities to participate in recreational activities, band, chorus, piano, scouting, creative dance, radio, speech, track and field, wrestling, cheerleading, and swimming. Also offers outreach services to school districts and sponsors conferences.
Leader Dogs for the Blind
Contact: Ellen Reeves
Service: Provides leader dogs for blind individuals of all ages. Free canes are provided to individuals of all ages that are blind or visually impaired.
Visually Impaired Support Group of Clay County
Contact: Eve Fears
Address: 1 Dreiser Square, Terre Haute, IN 47807
Phone: 812-298-9455 or Toll Free 1-877-915-9455
Service: The Clay County support group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month in Brazil, Indiana. The visually Impaired Support Group is sponsored by The Wabash Independent Living and Learning Center, Inc. (The WILL Center), a not for profit organization, whose mission is to empower people with disabilities to ensure that they have full and complete access to community resources to promote their independence.-