Ohio State School for the Blind
5220 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43214
Local Telephone: (614) 752-1152
Dawn C Henslee, Nurse Supervisor and Administrator, Student Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
Janell Brown, Librarian, email@example.com
Belva Goins-Ramsey, Business Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deborah Durham-Miller, Principal, email@example.com
Cynthia Johnson, Superintendent, firstname.lastname@example.org
Geographic Area Served: Ohio.
A multidisciplinary team conducts weekly multifactored evaluations (MFEs) at OSSB for children, living in the State of Ohio, with visual impairments, ages three through twenty-one.
Fee: The evaluation is free of charge to families and student's school district of residence.
Computer Training/Assistive Technology
Provides technology instruction beginning with keyboarding and basic notetaking skills in elementary grades. Middle and high school computer instruction includes assistive software with standard programs such as Microsoft Office Suite and the Internet.
Offers counseling to enrolled tsudents.
Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
Daily Living Skills program prepares students with visual disabilities for their roles as independent home managers, consumers, and citizens. It incorporates the application of other content aspects into everyday living, and develops skills, attitudes, and knowledge, which prepare students with visual disabilities for the future.
Provides general academic instruction for grades K-12. Works with students, families, and the community to provide an effective, enjoyable educational experience through specialized curriculum, equipment, materials, and individualized, disability-specific instruction to develop our studentsí unique potential.
Information and Referral
Provides information and referrals to other services.
Summer/Day Camps and After-school Programs
These camps provide enrichment for children who are blind or visually impaired, grades 3-12 from schools throughout Ohio. Past programs have focused on providing instruction in the appropriate use of technology in academic and daily living skills areas and increasing students' abilities in the use of braille in the classroom. See website at www.ossb.oh.gov for additional information.
Fee: The camps are free of charge to families and the student's school district of residence.
Support for Parents
The Parent Mentor Program. A Parent Mentor is a parent of a child with a disability, who provides support and resources to families of children with disabilities and the professionals who serve them statewide. A Parent Mentor may:
1) act as a liaison between families and school personnel
2) connect families to District Parent Mentors, where available, or to Regional Parent Advocates
3) provide information regarding education laws, statewide programs and/or services as well as community resources, and
4) work in partnership with the OSSB Multifactored Evaluation team.
Fee: Services are free of charge.