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New York City Public Schools, District 75: Educational Vision Services - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

New York City Public Schools, District 75: Educational Vision Services
400 First Avenue
New York, NY 10010
(917) 256-4259 (Local)
(917) 256-4230 (Fax)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: New York City school day.
Geographic area served: New York City.


Laurence Gardner, Director, Educational Vision Services, (917) 256-4259,

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Assessment
    • Conducts formal evaluation by Hearing Handicapped/Visually Impaired (HHVI), a committee on special education.
  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Provides instruction in braille. Participates in District 75 literacy program.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Provides training in the use of azssistive technology.
  • Counseling
    • Provides counseling by school guidance counselors, school social workers, and/or school psychologists in compliance with student individualized education programs.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides vision-related services and specialized vision education classes.
  • Education Services
    • Provides specialized services for students who are blind and visually impaired, in preparation for independent functioning in school and the larger community.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Participates in after-school work program and summer youth employment program.
  • Support for Parents
    • Provides parent advocacy and support for parents of visually impaired children through Educational Vision Services Parent Advocates (EVSPA).
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

Services for Professionals

  • Professional Training
    • Participates in District 75 staff development programs.
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