As a child comes of preschool age, they need the opportunity to participate in intensive specialized education. The Foundation, in cooperation with the Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind, provides daily classroom for children, both singularly impaired and multi-handicapped. Specialized teachers, counselors, and therapists work with the child's parents in planning an individualized program, which will best meet the child's needs.
Our mission for the Elementary Education program is to provide specialized instruction that allows children with visual disabilities, including those with additional disabilities, to develop pre-academic and academic skills that will facilitate a transition to a more competitive environment with participation to the fullest extent possible.
For those children enrolled in school districts without a teacher of the visually impaired, The Foundation's Itinerant Program will provide, under contract, an itinerant vision teacher, who will focus on providing the specialized instruction and materials needed by the child in order to be successful in school. Today, FBC serves over 30 school districts throughout Arizona.
The Supported Education Program at FBC can help you achieve your educational goals by providing financial support, assistive technology and training, tutoring, and help navigating the college system. Whether you plan to go to community college or a university, there is a lot to learn!
The College Prep Program is a six (6) week residential program where you live in dorms on campus at Arizona State University. Besides learning all about college life, we also have recreational activities to keep you moving and having fun!