For blind or visually impaired children, learning how to do their laundry and wash their dishes is as important and challenging a lesson as are math and social studies. The team at Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired (NCECBVI) believes that transition is key, and they work tirelessly to help the children and their families set clear and achievable goals and learn how to attain them.
NCECBVI’s staff focuses on the whole student, and traditional coursework is intertwined with daily living skills and learning leisure-time skills they can enjoy throughout the course of their lives. Off campus field trips – even individual excursions – are a common occurrence. A residential program allows students to live in a dormitory where they learn about living independently. This type of inclusive, community learning presents a unique opportunity for students to be surrounded by kids like them, who understand their challenges and can share in their successes. It is this sense of community that makes NCECBVI such a unique place.