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Welcome

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.

Mission Statement

NDVS/SB provides individualized services and resources to infants, children and adults with visual impairment to empower them in achieving their goals.

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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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Upcoming Events
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Teen Week & Goalball Event in Aberdeen, South Dakota

Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 04:30 pm - Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 12:00 pm

Categories: All Events, Sports, Students

Our educational program is filled with instruction and experiences focusing on independence and the Expanded Core Curriculum. A focus this week will be on Recreation and Leisure by partaking in our Goalball tournament with SD School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Aberdeen, SD.


Adult Training Week

Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 05:00 pm - Friday, March 22, 2024 at 12:00 pm

Categories: 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.


Family Weekend - We Will Soar in 2024!

Friday, April 26, 2024 - Saturday, April 27, 2024

Categories: All Events, Special Event, Spotlight, Students, Conferences

Family Week - We will soar in 2024!  Date:  April 26 & 27


Adult Training Week

Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 05:00 pm - Friday, May 17, 2024 at 12:00 pm

Categories: 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.


Adult Training Week

Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 05:00 pm - Friday, June 7, 2024 at 12:00 pm

Categories: 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.


Upcoming Events