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Subject: Vision Impairment/Early Intervention Courses for Children with Vision Impairment and Their Families
Source: Missouri School for the Blind

Intended Audience: Personnel of ECSE Programs, First Steps, and Programs Serving Children Who Are Visually Impaired

Date: December 17, 2007

Two courses in early intervention for children with vision impairment and their families will be offered by the Missouri School for the Blind through Project VIISA (Vision Impaired In-Service in America).  Applications are now being accepted for Course I with a registration deadline of January 16, 2008.

Course I: Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers (birth through two years) and Their Families covers topics related to the unique needs of infants and toddlers who are vision impaired, including: visual development, visual impairment, and orientation and mobility (O&M). The course combines self-studies, homework assignments, and two face-to-face sessions with course instructors. The course is free of charge.

Dates: February 13 (half-day), 14, and 15, 2008 April 10 and 11, 2008

For complete announcement text and application, go to http://www.msb.k12.mo.us/ and click on Professional Development under the Table of Contents. For questions, contact Marge Anthony (314) 776-4320, extension 251.

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