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Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority
5940 South Street
Halifax, NS B3H 1S6
(902) 424-8503 (Local)
(709) 729-2096 (Fax)
bvi@apsea.ca
http://www.apsea.ca

Brief Description

Geographic area served: Atlantic provinces of Canada.

Locations

APSEA
5940 South Street
Halifax, NS B3H 1S6

St. Jean School
335 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4C5

Student Services, Department of Education
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1

Student Services, Department of Education
Box 8700
Prince Philip Drive
St. John's, NL A1B 4J6

Staff

Lori Moore, Programs for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Lori_Moore@apsea.ca
Glenda Parsons, Director, Programs for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, glenda_parsons@apsea.ca
Betram Tulk, Superintendent, Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority, (902) 424-7765, tulkb@apsea.ca

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Assessment
    • Provides psychological, academic, visual, speech assessments.
  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers instruction by classroom and itinerant teachers of the blind and visually impaired.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Does outreach to blind/visually impaired children and youth via itinerant teachers and other professionals.
  • Counseling
    • Family counseling available.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides rehabilitation training for newly blinded individuals under age 21 and instruction in compensatory and transition skills.
  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Preschool consultant in each province.
  • Education Services
    • Provides special education services to many groups including blind/visually impaired students in Atlantic Provinces of Canada.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides transition facilities and itinerant teachers. Short-term programs provided in career education and preparation for post-secondary education.
  • Information and Referral
    • Information and referrals provided by provincial supervisors.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.
  • Preschool Programs
    • Provides preschool services.
  • Summer/Day Camps and After-school Programs
    • Offers weekend camps and a 5-day summer camp.
  • Support for Parents
    • Provides parent education materials/resources, center-based parent coaching.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultation and assistance to institutions working with special education of blind/visually impaired students.
  • Personnel Preparation
    • M.Ed in VI, M.Ed in DHH offered in conjunction with Mount St. Vincent University.
  • Professional Training
    • Staff training and development. Cooperative programs with Mount St. Vincent University.
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