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Southern Will County Cooperative for Special Education - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Southern Will County Cooperative for Special Education
1207 North Larkin Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 741-7777 (Local)
(915) 741-7779 (Fax)
http://www.SOWIC.org

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Number of staff: 3 for SOWIC, 19 total for the five counties
Staff description: Two full-time certified teachers of the visually impaired and a program administrator who coordinates services for the visually impaired for a five county area.
Geographic area served: Grundy, Will, Kendall, Kankakee, and LaSalle Counties.

Staff

Patricia Hall, Program Administrator, Visually Impaired Programs

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Assessment
    • Functional vision assessment.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Provides training in computer operating systems, optical character recognition systems, screen magnification systems, speech output systems, video magnifier/CCTV, and word processing.
  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Provides vision assessment and consultation for infants-age 3.
  • Education Services
    • Provides direct services to visually impaired children ages 3-21.
  • Preschool Programs
    • Direct and consultation services provided to visually impaired children ages 3-5.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides assistance to local schools with visually impaired children.
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