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Southwest Alabama Regional School for the Deaf and Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Southwest Alabama Regional School for the Deaf and Blind
3980 Burma Road
Mobile, AL 36693-4522
(251) 221-5454 (Local)
(251) 221-5455 (Fax)
(251) 221-5454 (TDD/TTY)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 AM-3:30 PM.
Staff description: Uses volunteers.
Geographic area served: Mobile County public schools. Baldwin, Clarke, Escambia, Washington Counties in southwest Alabama.


Mary Lou Casey, Director,

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille instruction.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers training in the use of assitive devices.
  • Counseling
    • Offers social evaluation, psychological testing and evaluation, placement in school, training. Has counselor on staff.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in activities of daily living, gesticulation, handwriting, typing, video magnifier, home management, remedial education, sensory training.
  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Offers services for children from birth to 5 as referred by state plan.
  • Education Services
    • Provides instruction for Grades K through 12 and offers programs for college preparatory, general academic, and remedial education. Provides some home-based student services. Accepts students who are deaf-blind, emotionally disturbed, and learning disabled.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers prevocational evaluations, career and skill counseling. Contracts for other employment services. Provides consultation to other agencies.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information and referral to other services.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultation to other agencies.
  • Professional Training
    • Offers regular in-service training programs; open to enrollment from other agencies.
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