“’Twas the Night Before Christmas” Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA

Register now!  VA Dept. for the Blind and Vision Impaired, VA Hands & Voices,  VA Association of Parents of Students with Visual Impairments, VA Hands & Voices and VSDB Outreach Services co-host a theater event! When?       Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Who?         For students grades 1 through 12 who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired […]

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NEW! Online Self-Paced Tutorial from Perkins for Individuals Working with Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Register now for Courses #4, 2019-2020 VSDB Outreach Services purchased access to six online, self-paced tutorials (90 minutes to 10 weeks) and we are making them available this school year, free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* Registration has ended for 3 of the courses; […]

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What is it like to be blind in Staunton? White Cane Day brings awareness

If you know how the streets of Staunton look, you might not know how they feel or sound. In celebration of White Cane Day, the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired hosted the second annual walking tour of the town using blindfolds and long white canes.   To read more, go to: https://www.newsleader.com/story/news/local/2019/10/15/what-like-blind-staunton-white-cane-day-brings-awareness/3985001002/ Photo Credit: Leanna Smith from The News Leader

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State superintendent impressed with VSDB, Staunton’s ‘hidden gem’

“I call VSDB the ‘hidden gem’ in Virginia,” said Patricia Trice, superintendent at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind in Staunton. “People still don’t know what we do or that we’re here.” Click to read more https://www.dailyprogress.com/newsvirginian/news/state-superintendent-impressed-with-vsdb-staunton-s-hidden-gem/article_cf217b56-2579-57e5-bdd0-e37cf44a8c8f.html Photo Credit: Shannon Kelley at The News Virginian

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Recognizing “White Cane Day”

The Staunton City Council recently made the proclamation that Oct. 15, 2019 will be recognized as White Cane Day.  This was made official on Oct. 10 during a City Council meeting.  In attendance were VSDB, The Department of the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Staunton Library’s Talking Book Center.

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VSDB’s Julie Connor Receives National Award

One of our incredible teachers, Julie Conner, was recognized and awarded as the National Teacher of the Year for students who are visually impaired with multiple disabilities. Last week, Julie had her big night at the awards ceremony to officially recognize all of her efforts and achievements. Thank you to our principal, Keith VanFossen, for nominating her, and to Julie […]

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Register now for Courses 1, 2, &/or 3 Fall, 2019

NEW! Online Self-Paced Tutorials from Perkins for Individuals   Working with Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired VSDB Outreach Services has purchased access to six more online, self-paced tutorials (90 minutes to 10 weeks), and is making four of them available this semester free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children […]

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VSDB Remembers 9/11

On 9/11, All VSDB students and staff honored the fallen and those who served: emergency personnel, military personnel, and the community. We also raised a new flag, The Freedom Flag, to honor our military who continue to fight for our freedom and serve our country. We took a moment of silence to remember and honor all of those who risked […]

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Science Day!

Join us for a day of fun and learning – Science Day!  Sponsored by VSDB Outreach Services When?    Saturday, November 9, 2019,  9:30am – 2:30pm Who?       For students grades 4 through 8 who are deaf/hard of hearing from any school in Virginia.  Students are welcome to bring 1 sibling in the same age group. What?      A day of fun science […]

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