The district is legally bound to implement only those services that are written into the IEP. Therefore your child’s educational needs must be documented in the IEP. Items to be listed in the IEP include all accommodations and modifications; specialized devices; what, where, when, how much, and how often educational services will be provided; who will provide these services; and skills your child will be expected to master. The following skill areas should be assessed and included as appropriate: Alternative skills of blindness and visual impairment such as braille, orientation and mobility, and adaptive technology; social interaction; independent living skills; recreation and leisure; career education; visual efficiency; and self-advocacy skills.
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National Center on Severe and Sensory Disabilities
and the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
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