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Braille Challenge Time is Near

posted Feb 3, 2016, 6:22 PM by Jon Harding

Boys' Weekend Feb. 26-28th!

posted Jan 27, 2016, 6:10 AM by Jon Harding   [ updated Jan 27, 2016, 6:17 AM ]

Please read more about our upcoming Boys' Weekend with a "Hoop It Up" theme.  The weekend will focus on building a
variety of skills, such as physical fitness, independent socialization and daily living skills, off campus interactions skill, 
grooming and hygiene, social skills, and more. We will also be offering lots of fun activities, such as movies, demonstrations, 
games, and trips to off campus to attend a UMKC men’s basketball game vs. New Mexico State, as well as lunch off campus.
For registration and/or more information, please contact Mr. Jeff Young, the Dormitory Director at 913.305.3050.

Transition "Exploration Visit" scheduled March 7th and 8th

posted Jan 21, 2016, 6:21 PM by Jon Harding   [ updated Jan 21, 2016, 6:39 PM ]

KSSB will be hosting a Transition "Exploration Visit" for students who are Visually Impaired on March 7th and 8th, 2016. For more information on this 2-day experience and our 'new' Transition Program, please visit the "Transition" page in the sidebar (under "Programs").

Deaf-Blind Project Director opening

posted Jan 15, 2016, 9:10 AM by Jon Harding

Please click on the "Human Resources" tab to the left and visit the "Positions" page for more information. 

Student applications for 2016 ESY now available

posted Jan 12, 2016, 3:25 PM by Jon Harding

Please click on the "2016 Summer Programs" link on the sidebar for more information.  

World Braille Day

posted Jan 3, 2016, 6:05 PM by Jon Harding   [ updated Jan 3, 2016, 6:06 PM ]

Monday, January 4th,  is particularly significant because it's the effective date of the nationwide implementation of the Unified English Braille (UEB) code that has been adopted by the Braille Authority of North America. Find more information here: 

Apply to work Extended School Year

posted Dec 2, 2015, 8:05 PM by Jon Harding   [ updated Dec 2, 2015, 8:06 PM ]

Applications for ESY staff are now available.  Click the "2016 Summer Programs" link in the sidebar and download the application.  Applications are due March 11th, 2016.

Star paralympic athlete visits KSSB goalball team

posted Nov 5, 2015, 6:17 AM by Jon Harding

David Brown visited with KSSB's goalball team this past Wednesday evening.  David is one of the top visually impaired sprinters in the world and competes in top-level events with the US national team.  You can read more about his talents and achievements here:  http://www.teamusa.org/para-track-and-field/athletes/david-brown

Smart Brailler

posted Oct 22, 2015, 3:16 PM by Jon Harding   [ updated Oct 22, 2015, 3:17 PM ]

We've been reintroducing the Perkins SMART brailler to students in our elementary class.  The video screen and audio feedback seems to increase student focus and interest.  The best part? It can make learning braille FUN.  

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