Professional Preparation Programs & Support Organizations
This directory was produced by the Perkins Library to assist consumers and professionals in locating services for persons who are blind or visually impaired in Massachusetts. Learn more about the Massachusetts Directory of Agencies.
Association of Massachusetts Educators of Students with Visual Impairments (AMESVI)
AMESVI is an association of professionals who work with students with vision impairments. AMESVI’s goal is to improve and enrich the lives of students with visual impairments through advocacy, professional development, and the education of others, including members of the general public, regarding the unique educational needs of students with visual impairments.
Boston College Department of Teacher Education: Special Education, Curriculum, and Instruction
120 Campion Hall
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: (617) 552-4239
New England’s only program offering a Severe Disabilities Program and a specialization in deafblind.
Northeast Chapter of the Association for the Education & Rehabilitation of the Blind & Visually Impaired (NE/AER)
NE/AER supports professionals who provide education and rehabilitation services to people with visual impairments, offering professional development opportunities, publications, and public advocacy. NE/AER is a volunteer-based organization with a board of directors, working committees, an annual conference, discipline- specific workshops, and a newsletter for members. For further information on NE/AER or to contact the leadership, visit the website.
Northeast Regional Center for Vision Education Institute for Community Inclusion
20 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 287-7623
Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments Coordinator: (617) 287-7595
Professional Development Coordinator: (617) 287-7633
The Research Training and Technical Assistance Center in Visual Impairments provides the basis for regional collaboration in funding and support for teacher education, professional development, curriculum development and Research in Education of Students with Visual Impairments.
University of Massachusetts Boston Graduate College of Education Vision Studies Program
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
Phone: (617) 287-4385
Fax: (617) 287-7727
Provides opportunities for graduate studies in visual impairments.