National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam: A STEM Academy
NFB Youth Slam is a week-long learning opportunity that gets blind students excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and careers in STEM, by offering hands-on learning opportunities. Apply online now for the July 23-29, 2017 session!
2017 Texas Symposium on Deafblindness
It's time to register for the 2017 Texas Symposium on Deafblindness! The 2017 Symposium will include discussion of a variety of topics for an in-depth look at many issues affecting the education, support, and parenting of children and youth who are deafblind.
New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Superintendent Retires after 22 years
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Congratulations to the 2017 TSBVI Outstanding Direct Care Staff Members
The outstanding staff members will be recognized for their excellent work at the next board meeting.
Summer Program applications for students are now open!
Application deadline is February 14, 2017
TSBVI loses treasured individual
Patrick van Geem, a dear friend to many of us, and one of the most knowledgeable professionals in our field, passed away December 30, 2016, after a year-long struggle with cancer. Pat had a long career at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired including work as a classroom teacher and most recently as a consultant with the Outreach Programs. Patrick is known statewide as the “Braille Bootcamp” fellow because of his work developing materials and training for Braille transcribers and VI teachers.
Beyond his talents as a VI professional, Pat is most often thought of as a kind, intelligent, gentle and funny man. Pat was generous with both his resources and his energies, especially when it could help a child or teacher.
Pat was helped throughout his illness with the love and support of his partner, Alan Coy, his family and the many close friends who were privileged to be a part of his life. There will never be another person like Pat. Wij houden u Pat en zullen u missen.
A memorial will be held for Pat on January 21, 2017 in the Auditorium at TSBVI beginning at 9:30 AM. Pat's many friends are invited to join this celebration of his life.