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Direct and Support Services - Ages 0 to 3

First Steps - Ages 0 to 3

ISBVI is a provider for babies 0 - 3 who are blind or have low vision.  If a baby qualifies for First Steps, they can be referred for direct, ongoing services by a qualified ISBVI consultant.  Duration and frequency are determined by the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP).

Questions may be directed to Debbie Diamente, First Steps Coordinator, at (317) 253-1481, ext. 708.

Direct Services - Ages 3 to High School

Preschool Services - Ages 3 to 4

All referrals for preschool age children are made through the child's local education agency.  The consultant provides suggestions or instructional strategies and adaptations of materials, as well as training and assistance with functional vision/functional literacy assessments.  Observations and in-services can be arranged.

Evaluations and Assessments

Certified professionals are available to conduct specialized diagnostic assessment and evaluation in home, educational, and community environments.  Assessment topics include:

  • orientation and mobility (O & M)
  • assistive technology
  • functional vision
  • learning media and literacy
  • early childhood development
  • First Step providers

The following are fee-for-service programs:

Direct Services for Blind/Low Vision

Certified professionals are available to provide direct services to students in their local schools.  O & M direct services are also available.

Consultative Services

The school-age consultant provides consultative services to local education agencies and teachers of the blind/low vision students from grades kindergarten through high school.  The consultant provides suggestions for instructional strategies and adaptations of materials, as well as training and assistance with functional vision/functional literacy assessments.  Obervations and in-services can be arranged.  To apply for Outreach and Related Services, please click on the application below:

Outreach Request for Services Application

Moblie Assistive Technology (MAT) Lab

The mission of the MAT Lab is to provide quality services that encourage Indiana students who are blind or have low vision to be independent in accessing information in educational, employment, and recreational environments through the use of assistive technology devices.  This program offers assistive technology evaluation, consultation, and recommendations.  To apply for MAT Lab services, click on the application below:

MAT Lab Application

Evaluation and Assessments

Certified professionals are available to conduct specialized diagnostic assessment and evaluation in educational, and community environments.  To apply for Outreach and Related Services, please click on the application below:

Outreach Request for Services Application

Orientation and Mobility

Certified O & M Specialists are available to evaluate any student identified with a visual impairment.  To apply for O & M services, please click on the application below:

O & M Request Application

Questions may be directed to Tiffany Sanders, Director of Outreach, at (317) 253-1481, ext. 221.

Support Services - Ages 3 to High School

Short Course

This program is designed to assist local school corporations in enhancing the IEP goals of students with visual impairments throughout the state of Indiana with an emphasis on expanded core curriculum.  To apply for Short Course, please click on the application below:

2018 - 2019 Short Course Calendar and Application

Workshops

Annaul workshops are held for professionals and paraprofessionals throughout the state.  In addition, smaller workshops/presentations can be scheduled to serve a specific population. 

Questions may be directed to Tiffany Sanders, Director of Outreach, at (317) 253-1481, ext. 221.