North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind (NDVS/SB) provides statewide leadership, center based programming, and regionalized outreach services ensuring that the specialized needs of persons of all ages who are blind or visually impaired are met. NDVS/SB is a division of the Department of Public Instruction, Kirsten Baesler, State Superintendent, and is located in Grand Forks, with regional offices in Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Bismarck.
NDVS/SB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.
NDVS/SB provides individualized services and resources to infants, children and adults with visual impairment to empower them in achieving their goals.
NDVS/SB Adapting & Overcoming
NDVS/SB exists to enhance lives—the lives of children and adults who experience visual impairment and the challenges that come along with those conditions. It is our mission to empower children and adults in achieving their goals regardless of what is happening in the world. During the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath, it has been and is our obligation to adapt and overcome any challenges we face in delivering services to fulfill our mission.
It has been a time of creativity, teamwork and exciting growth that will continue. New ways of reaching students through virtual means added another viable way to provide encouragement and real instruction in the expanded core curriculum. Our staff and teachers learned new ways to be productive that will carry on into the future and be the catalyst for more exciting changes.
If there is silver lining with the pandemic, it may be demonstrated through not only great new ways of adaptation but also the knowledge that NDVS/SB is resilient and can overcome anything—just like we know our students and learners of all ages can do.
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Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 08:00 am - Friday, October 13, 2023Categories: All Events, Special Event, Conferences
M&M Movement and Mobility October 11-13 Grand Forks, ND
Join us in October at the Dakotas AER Conference! Register here today! Registration Link
2023 Dakotas AER Conference
Speakers Include Rod Kossick, Chuck Huss, Dr. Cindy Rolas, Nicola McDowel
Hotel Room Block Hampton Inn State Rate Discount until September 10 701-757-2255 Promo Code DAC
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 12:00 pm - Friday, October 13, 2023 at 03:00 pmCategories: Special Event, Spotlight, Conferences
Join us in Grand Forks, ND, October 11 - 13 for the 2023 Dakotas AER Conference! Listen, learn, network, and re-energize yourself! Our focus is Orientation & Mobility, and we will have sessions on the history of O&M, bioptic driving, guide dogs, and O&M products. We will also have information on Functional Vision Evaluations and Low Vision tools, plus we'll get an update from our partners at Vocational Rehabilitation. Registration has now closed, and we look forward to seeing all the attendees!
Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 04:30 pm - Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 04:00 pmCategories: All Events, Students
During our educational program, students will partake in instruction and events incorporating the Expanded Core Curriculum and go on some adventures where they will have a SPOOKTACULAR time learning through personal growth and exploration.
Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 05:00 pm - Friday, December 8, 2023 at 12:00 pmCategories: All Events, Adults
Adult Training is available for adults who are experiencing vision loss. Whether you are new to vision loss or are experiencing a change in your vision we are here to help you navigate those changes.