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Short Course Programs


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Contact:Corey Grandstaff

Washington State School for the Blind is proud to offer new short-course programs in specific areas of need for blind and visually impaired students.

These courses will be offered free of charge for Washington Students.

Short-Course programs will be offered starting in the fall of 2016.
Courses will last one week and students will stay on campus with WSSB students. Courses will include a mandatory recreation exposure, emphasis on self-determination and self-advocacy, self-management, as well as a focus on transition after high school. In addition, short-course programs will include a dedicated portion of the day for students to work on their classwork they miss while attending the program.

Who is eligible: Middle and high school students at or near grade level. For technology sessions, students who have the ability to touch-type. Students will receive instruction from a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and/or Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist.

For more information, please contact Corey Grandstaff at 360-947-3354, or at

Course Offerings for 2016-17 school year

September 12-16: Using JAWS in the Classroom.
October 3-7: Living independently through Cooking.
October 24-28: Preparing for College after High School.
November 14-18: Orientation and Mobility, Public Transportation.
December 12-16: Google in the Classroom.
January 9-13: Using Office in the Classroom (Focus on Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
January 30-February 3: Voiceover and the IPad in the Classroom.
February 21-24: STEM in Education, focus on reading tactile graphics, and Accessible Computer Programming.
March 13-17: Career focus, Self-advocacy, and Self-Determination (Career fair participation is a mandatory component of this program).
April 10-14: Low Vision Techniques and Devices.
April 24-28: Outdoor Science Camp (additional fee and contingent on space availability).
May 15-19: Living Independently through Home Management, Focus on Cleaning, Laundry, and Self-Management.
June 5-9: Social Skills for Students who are Blind/Visually Impaired.