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Vermont Agency of Education: Special Education Unit - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Vermont Agency of Education: Special Education Unit
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641
(802) 828-2755 (Local)
(802) 828-0573 (Fax)
http://www.state.vt.us/educ/new/html/pgm_sped.html

Brief Description

For information about local facilities, consult superintendent of schools in area or Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 37 Elmwood Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 AM-4:30 PM.
Geographic area served: Vermont.

Staff

Karin Edwards, Director, karin.edwards@state.vt.us

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Administers early intervention services for at-risk children.
  • Education Services
    • Provides technical assistance to schools and other organizations to help ensure that schools understand and comply with federal and state laws and regulations related to providing special education services. In addition, the special education division offers a due process procedure to parents who have concerns about the services offered to their children.

      Administers supplemental state funds for visually impaired children attending local public schools. Provides special educational services for visually impaired children. Distributes educational materials in braille and large-type formats. Provides tape recorders.
  • Preschool Programs
    • Administers preschool services for blind/visually impaired students within special education programs at local schools in Vermont.
  • Support Groups
    • Offers parental counseling and educational support team for families.

Services for Professionals

  • Professional Training
    • Offers tuition and fellowships.
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