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ERIC Number: ED529993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 30
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Blindness and Visual Impairment: State Infrastructures and Programs. inForum
Muller, Eve
Project Forum
In 2004, nearly 30,000 students were included in the blind or visually impaired (B/VI) category (approximately .04% of the total public school population). This figure, however, only includes children and youth for whom blindness or visual impairment is identified as a primary disability. States indicate that these numbers may actually double or triple when children are counted for whom B/VI is a secondary or tertiary disability. The purpose of this document is to describe the variety of state infrastructures and programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that serve children and youth who are blind or visually impaired. Project Forum at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) conducted this study as part of its cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Appended are: (1) State Screening Survey: Infrastructure and Initiatives for Serving Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired; and (2) Blindness and Visual Impairment: State Infrastructure & Initiatives Interview Guideline. (Contains 3 tables and 15 footnotes.)
Project Forum. Available from: National Association of State Directors of Special Education. 1800 Diagonal Road Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-519-3800; Fax: 703-519-3808; Web site: http://www.projectforum.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), Project Forum
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Iowa; Maryland; Minnesota; North Carolina; Oklahoma; Virginia; West Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B