Biography: Sharon Z. Sacks
Sharon Z. Sacks, Ph.D., is Director of Curriculum and Professional Development at the California School for the Blind, where she was previously Assistant Superintendent. She was formerly Professor and Coordinator of the Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments at California State University, Los Angeles.
She has worked in the field of education and rehabilitation of blind and visually impaired individuals for almost 30 years as a resource and itinerant teacher of students with visual impairments, a home counselor for the Blind Babies Foundation, and a coordinator of teacher preparation in moderate and severe disabilities at San Jose State University. An executive editor of the journal RE:view and, with Karen Wolffe, co-editor of the Focused On . . . Social Skills series of videos and study guides, she is also co-editor of
Development of Social Skills by Blind and Visually Impaired Students: Exploratory Studies and Strategies and of Educating
Students Who Have Visual Impairments with Other Disabilities.
She has presented and published widely throughout the United States and abroad in the areas of social skills instruction for students with visual impairments, transition programming for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities, psychosocial implications of low vision for students and adults, and issues related to braille literacy.
Dr. Sacks is past president of the Association for
Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired.