IESBVI Connecting With Families Newsletter (September 2020)

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Welcome to our first newsletter for families who are receiving services from IESBVI! We are excited to share with you what is happening around Iowa as we all work together to serve children with visual impairments.

It has been a very unusual start of this new school year, but please know that our staff are providing services following the procedures set by local school districts and the state. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to our staff who are serving your students. Their contact information can be found on our website

You may also reach out to me with any questions or concerns.
Thank you for your patience as we all work

Helpful Tips

Experiencing the world firsthand by doing is the most effective way for children who are visually impaired to learn. A resource to help is Family Connect, click here to visit now. 

New Year, New Teachers!

It’s that time of year, when all things are new again. Last year
did not end as expected and information may not have been passed as smoothly from one grade to the next. How can you help the new teacher? Paths to Literacy offers a series of short
videos for teachers click here to visit now. 

Deena’s Corner

Hello! My name is Deena Recker and I serve Iowa families as the Early Childhood/Transition/Family Services Consultant; I am here to help find solutions for you and your child. Before becoming your consultant, I served families in the southeast portion of Iowa providing orientation and mobility services. It was great being able to get to know the families and now I have the opportunity to become acquainted with all the families in Iowa! You can reach me at 641-814-3428 or I look forward to meeting you!