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Webinar

Best practices and expert advice: How educators can support college-bound students who are visually impaired

These three webinars offer expert insight on college readiness planning from The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) and College Success @ Perkins.

Part of the College Readiness Resource Center, by College Success @ Perkins

The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) is the only international professional organization dedicated to supporting the professionals who work in education and rehabilitation for children and adults who are blind and visually impaired.

AER partnered with College Success @ Perkins School for the Blind to produce these three webinars as part of its 14-session Summer Learning Series, for which members who attended live received continuing education credit.


The road to college: Scaffolding for independence

In this session, Leslie Thatcher, program director of College Success @ Perkins, discusses what it takes to create a foundation of success for college-aspiring students who are visually impaired – and why families and educators need to start as early as possible.


Executive function and transitions for the college-bound student

In this session, Leslie Thatcher, program director of College Success @ Perkins, identifies key elements of executive functions and how they impact learning and independence, specifically in students who are blind or visually impaired.


Adventitious vision loss and planning for the college-bound student

In this session, Kate Katulak Higgins discusses best practices and strategies for working with college-aspiring students who lose their vision – including how to help them adjust to newly acquired visual impairment while equipping them with the skills necessary to transition out of high school and into the college environment.


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