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Meet Amy Osvold

Friday, July 30, 2021

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Above, Amy (far right) at Mount Rushmore with her friends/colleagues Tracy Wicken and Lori Mattick.Much to her surprise, Vision Rehabilitation Specialist Amy Osvold has become something of a YouTube star. Over the last few years, she has created over 20 Golden Guide videos, which are instructional videos on NDVS/SB’s YouTube Channel that explain, step-by-step, how to perform certain tasks with low vision or blindness.

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Meet Pam Haus

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 08:00 am

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Pam in three pictures.  The first picture she is in a picture with her grand son.  The second image she is in a close up image with her mother.  The third image she is in the back row, second from left with other NDVS/SB adult team members and two clients during a short-term program.

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It is these everyday lessons that can make a profound difference in the lives of students and adult clients. Getting them to try new tasks, new foods, or anything that someone new to vision loss never thought they’d do again – that is what Pam likes most about her job at North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind. “Being able to teach them even one thing on that first visit that they thought they could no longer do is great to see, and it gives them hope and encouragement to try and learn more.” Read more about Pam and her job at NDVS/SB below.

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Meet Margo Lentz

Monday, May 31, 2021 at 11:43 am

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Margo in four images.  First image she is helping a student guide her hand to an object.  The second she is with her daughter by a lake of water.  The next is her very large Great Dane looking at a small kitten on the floor.  The final is her with student on a sky hill.My main role at NDVS/SB would be a COMS, Certified Orientation, and Mobility Specialist. My other role is to be a member of a fantastic team that can fill in whenever and wherever needed. I am a certified TVI so I have the knowledge and the ability to assist in any aspect of the ECC.

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Newsletter Link

Monday, May 3, 2021

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Below is the latest version of the Reaching Out Newsletter.  For the entire series click the Newsletter link above.

May 2021 Reaching Out - North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind in Adobe Acrobat version

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Meet Tracy Wicken

Friday, April 30, 2021 at 08:00 am

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Tracy in three photos.  One with her and a dog. Another with her family with Mini Mouse. The largest image is with her and a student working with a iPad.Tracy Wicken is the Assistive Technology Specialist at NDVS/SB. In that role, she works with students and adult clients on learning how to use and master any assistive technology that will help them at home, school, or work.

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Meet Ken Dockter

Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 08:00 am

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Ken working with 2 student and a video magnifier enlarging muffin mix.Ken Dockter-

I believe that teaching is in my blood and heritage, as there are many teachers in my family for a few generations. When I was attending UND for elementary education, I learned about the School for the Blind and the profession of teacher of the visually impaired (TVI). I have low vision, and as I was completing fieldwork at the School, I was able to connect with students, adults, and staff. That was very energizing and satisfying to me, and I felt that I found my calling. Being able to personally connect to the adults and students I work with has been so beneficial.

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Newsletter Link - January 2021

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 08:00 am

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Below is the latest version of the Reaching Out Newsletter.  For the entire series click the Newsletter link above.

January 2021 Reaching Out - North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind in Adobe Acrobat version

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Superintendent's Scoop: Paul Olson

Monday, December 21, 2020 at 11:00 am

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Picture of Paul OlsonThere has been much written about people fearing and resisting change in their lives. This year, however, I believe most of us would challenge that notion. We desperately want change--for the better. We have all been learning to adapt and thrive in new ways in our personal lives, in our communities and in our work as we grapple with the pandemic. At NDVS/SB our work has changed in many ways, but we have risen to the occasion and see a good light coming sometime in 2021. 

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Christmas in the Park

Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 11:05 pm

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Happy Holiday's from the Team at North Dakota Vision Services / School for the Blind!"Walk with Us Display a visually impaired person with a cane walking with a group of friends in a lite up tree park."


Meeting the Needs of Adults with Vision Loss During the Pandemic

Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 01:00 pm

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North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind is committed to the continuation of wholistic Adult Services during the Coronavirus Pandemic! Although some of our services may have changed in appearance, they have not changed in heart or ability to meet the needs of our clients. 

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