Title or Position: 
Director of Vision Education
Level of Students: 
Birth to 21, All Levels
About Yourself: 
As Director of Vision Education Services at iHOPE Academy in New York City (a private school serving children ages 5-21 with traumatic brain injuries), I have the opportunity to work with over 30 students who are diagnosed with CVI along with multiple disabilities and global delays.  I work closely with all staff including teachers, related service providers and paraprofessionals, providing training in CVI and assisting in designing all elements of our students’ days.  I create and modify curriculum, materials and classrooms in order to allow our students the best access to their environments.  In addition, I work closely with parents, providing group and 1:1 trainings throughout the school year.  I have relationships with both the Deafblind Collaborative, American Printinghouse for the Blind, and the Commission for the Blind, and ensure that our students and their families have all of the support available to them.  Previously to iHOPE, I worked as an independent contractor with Early Intervention and Preschool services, providing vision services to children ages birth-five. 

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