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Subject: Missouri School for the Blind (MSB)--Short-term Courses Available for Blind/Visually Impaired Students Attending MO Public Schools

Source: Patty Yocum, Superintendent, Missouri School for the Blind

Intended Audience: School Administrators, Directors of Special Education, Special Education Process Coordinators

Date: January 21, 2010

Missouri School for the Blind (MSB) is pleased to continue to offer short-term courses for blind/visually impaired students who are attending Missouri's public schools.  

KEYS (Knowledge to Empower Your Success) are individually designed short-courses, created to address the vision-specific needs of students.  Student needs are identified through the IEP process.  MSB's short-courses are designed to provide intensive instruction to help students acquire the skills they need to be more independent and

successful in their local schools and communities.  

This program has been developed to serve students ages five to twenty-one.  Needs are identified by local IEP teams and referred to MSB for these services.  If eligible, students may receive three to eighteen weeks of specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas:


Computer and Assistive Technology

Orientation and Mobility (O&M)

Braille Skills

Visual Efficiency Skills

Activities of Daily Living Skills

Transition Training Skills

For more information, please contact Joy Waddell, Assistant Superintendent, Missouri School for the Blind (314-776-4320), email  or website