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    April 25-27 2014
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    As an essential part of the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (WCBVI), the primary mission of the Outreach Department is to create the conditions in which the Center's inclusive mission is enacted statewide.

    Partnering with local education agencies, parents and service providers we foster an environment in which children who are blind or visually impaired can reach their personal potential for academic and social achievement.

    To this end, we enhance, support, provide and promote quality professional practices directed toward ensuring excellence in educational programs and provide innovative opportunities in the core and expanded core curriculum for children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities.

    With Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (WCBVI) Outreach, children blossom and grow.

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    The Statewide Outreach Services Team provides evaluations, consultations, and material supports to students with visual disabilities on a statewide basis, regardless of their educational placement. Evaluation and consultation services are provided at no cost to the local school district. When possible, materials are loaned to students. Every effort is made to ensure the lowest cost for resources that must be purchased. A production department and a Library Services Assistant Senior facilitate the provision of textbooks and equipment loans. Each year, the Materials and Production Services Team enlarges hundreds of books in addition to coordinating the production of Braille books.

    Most of the evaluations and consultations offered by the Outreach Team are conducted by its staff alone, but other WCBVI staff members are called upon as needed. Although Outreach professionals often travel to a student's home and/or school, services may be provided on site. The Outreach Team includes consultants and/or specialists in the areas of assistive technology, birth-to-six, low vision, orientation and mobility, parent support, professional development, school-age children, students who are deaf/blind, students with multiple disabilities, and transition.

    The Outreach Team conducts many statewide programs including Early Childhood Transition Clinic, 5-10 Low Vision Clinics annually, Statewide Track Meet, Braille Olympics, Music Festival, and Residential Summer Programs. Consultants provide in-services upon request.

    If you would like to request services please visit our Outreach Services Portal.


    For more information, please contact:

    Stacy Grandt
    Outreach Director
    Phone: 608-758-6145
    Toll Free: 1-866-284-1107 x6145
    FAX: 608-758-6169
    E-Mail: stacy.grandt@wcbvi.k12.wi.us

    Greg Paules
    Outreach Office Assistant
    Phone: 608-758-6148
    Toll Free: 1-866-284-1107 x6148
    FAX: 608-758-6169
    E-Mail: gregory.paules@wcbvi.k12.wi.us

    Tours of our facility can be arranged with Mandy Jordan at 608-758-6141 or E-Mail amanda.jordan@wcbvi.k12.wi.us. Please keep in mind that placement must be through the IEP process at your local school district.


    If your agency, organization or civic group would like to host a presentation on the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, please contact Pete Dally at pete.dally@wcbvi.k12.wi.us


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