Outreach

Last Updated: 8/28/2019 4:11 PM

The Outreach department supports proficient student performance by assisting local school districts, including KSB and the Kentucky School for the Deaf, in reducing barriers to learning associated with a vision loss and providing students access to the general curriculum, the Kentucky Core Academic Standards, and Expanded Core Curriculum for Students with Visual Impairments.

 

BRAILLE PRODUCTION

A variety of materials are embossed in Braille for school, community, and students out in the state.

Student Reading Braille

 

LOW VISION EVALUATIONS

Referrals are accepted for comprehensive low vision evaluations provided by an optometrist specializing in low vision.

Several pictures of students visiting the Eye Clinic

 

FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES

promotes and engages parents, caregivers and other family members as full partners in the education process for their children. We also take an active role in collaboration with other agencies in planning and hosting regional and/or statewide activities that promote family awareness and involvement in their child's education

 

KENTUCKY INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS RESOURCE CENTER (KIMRC)

(KIMRC) provides textbooks in braille and large print and other educational materials needed by students who are blind and visually impaired for use in local school programs. The resource center also conducts an annual registration of students who are blind and visually impaired in Kentucky .

Material provided to students who are blind and visually impaired are the property of the KIMRC and should be returned when no longer needed. These materials are then assigned to another student when requested.

 

Book stacks in the KIMRC

 

STATEWIDE SERVICES

Outreach works in partnership with the  Educational Cooperatives to facilitate expansion of regional services. KSB Outreach Consultants are assigned to each of the Educational Cooperatives as point of contacts about services and programs offered by KSB .  Referrals for services may be made by the Director of Special Education within local school districts to the assigned KSB Outreach Consultant for their cooperative or by contacting KSB Director of Outreach.

 

 

 

 

SHORT TERM PROGRAM

The KSB Short Term Program, a nationally recognized model program, offers students the opportunity to receive direct and intensive instruction for their vision needs. Students may attend up to 12 weeks in a school year but remain enrolled in their home district. Instruction is focused on the Expanded Core Curriculum for Students With Visual Impairments and supports the Core Content.

Short Term Teachers Pose in Photo Booth on Opening Day 2017

 

Resources

 

District Map (PDF)

Gateways

Low Vision Clinic

Family Support Services

KIMRC

Vision Resources

INSIGHT

New Teacher Mentoring Guidelines

Referral for Mentoring Teachers

Referral For Student Services

Consultant Contact Information

 

 

Contacts

Address:

Kentucky School for the Blind
1867 Frankfort Ave

Louisville, KY 40206


Fax Number:
(502) 897-8737


Martin Monson
Director of Outreach Services
(502) 897-1583 x 7714

 


Connie Hill
Low Vision Consultant
(502) 897-1583 x 7101
connie.hill@ksb.kyschools.us


Paula Penrod
Program Coordinator
Kentucky Instructional Materials Resource Center (KIMRC)
(502) 897-1583 x 7117
paula.penrod@ksb.kyschools.us


Sue Yocum
Resource Specialist
Kentucky Instructional Materials Resource Center (KIMRC)
(502) 897-1583 x 7108
sue.yocum@ksb.kyschools.us


Mitch Dahmke
Family Support Coordinator
(502) 897-1583 x 7104
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us