Equipping More Professionals on Work and Education in Rural Communities
We work in the following areas:
An accessible website that houses transition-specific resources and information for youth with visual impairment, their families, and teachers, with a focus on supporting those in rural communities.
Online Courses for Students
Virtual interactive lessons and activities on transition topics, specific to the needs of transition-aged students with visual impairment living in rural communities. Lessons can be completed independently, with the support of a family member at home, or with a teacher.
Online Courses for Families and Professionals
Interactive virtual (online courses) and static (printable materials) resources to enhance the knowledge and skills of families, teachers, and Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) providers.
Family and Professional Connection
High-quality virtual communities of practice for families and teachers to learn about evidence-based practices and to allow time for brainstorming solutions to specific challenges.
A mentorship program to connect current transition-aged students with adults with visual impairment who either (a) are/ have been employed or (b) are attending/have graduated from college.
A monthly newsletter that includes website updates and a deep dive on a specific transition practice of the month for students, families, and teachers to work on at school, at home, and/or in the community.
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EMPOWERing Youth with Visual Impairment
Vanderbilt University 110 Magnolia Circle Nashville, TN 37203
The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the Department of Education Award 84.327R230008. However, the content does not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.