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Long-Term Training Projects
Rehabilitation of Individuals Who Are Blind or Have Vision Impairments

These grants help colleges and universities provide scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in providing specialized services to persons who are blind or visually impaired. Graduates of orientation and mobility (O&M) training programs provide training to blind and visually impaired individuals in methods of independent and safe travel. Duties might include interviewing, assessment, referrals and providing direct O&M services. Some opportunities are available in low vision clinics where graduates assess vision and determine training needs. Rehabilitation teachers perform a wide variety of duties including individual assessment, teaching of independent living skills, activities of daily living, homemaking skills, and personnel management. Rehabilitation counselors for the blind perform a variety of duties in providing services to the blind and visually impaired (see rehabilitation counseling).

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Grantee:

 

Louisiana Tech University

   

P.O. Box 3158

   

Ruston, LA 71272

Director:

 

Ronald Ferguson

E-mail:

 

rjferg@latech.edu

Phone:

 

318-257-2029

Grant:

 

H12P040006

Start Date:

 

09/01/04

Duration:

 

5 years

Region:

 

06

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Grantee:

 

Florida State University

   

Department of Special Education

   

205 Stone Building

   

Tallahassee, FL 32306

Director:

 

Sandra Lewis

E-mail:

 

lewis@coe.fsu.edu

Phone:

 

850-644-4880

Grant:

 

H129P040004

Start Date:

 

08/01/04

Duration:

 

5 years

Region:

 

04

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Grantee:

 

Stephen F. Austin State University

   

Department of Human Services

   

P.O. Box 13019 SFA Station

   

Nachogdoches, TX 75962

Director:

 

Bob Bryant

E-mail:

 

bbryant@sfasu.edu

Phone:

 

936-468-1145

Grant:

 

H12P040002

Start Date:

 

09/01/04

Duration:

 

5 years

Region:

 

06

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Grantee:

 

Pennsylvania College of Optometry

   

Graduate Studies in Vision Impairment

   

8360 Old York Road

   

Elkins Park, PA 19027

Director:

 

Audrey Smith

E-mail:

 

nancy@pco.edu

Phone:

 

215-780-1598

Grant:

 

H129P040001

Start Date:

 

06/01/04

Duration:

 

5 years

Region:

 

03

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Grantee:

 

Western Michigan University

   

Department of Blindness & Low Vision Studies

   

1903 Western Michigan Avenue

   

Kalamazoo, Michigan 498008

Director:

 

Paul Ponchillia

E-mail:

 

paul.ponchillia@wmich.edu

Phone:

 

269-387-3455

Grant:

 

H129P030011

Start Date:

 

05/09/03

Duration:

 

5 years

Region:

 

05

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Grantee:

 

San Francisco State University

   

Rehabilitation Counseling Program

   

1600 Holloway Avenue

   

San Francisco, CA 94132

Director:

 

Sandra Rosen

E-mail:

 

SRosen@sfsu.edu

Phone:

 

415-338-1245

Grant:

 

H129P030010

Start Date:

 

08/15/03

Duration:

 

5 years

Region:

 

09

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Grantee:

 

Western Michigan University

   

Department of Blindness & Low Vision Studies

   

1903 Western Michigan Avenue

   

Kalamazoo, Michigan 498008

Director:

 

Paul Ponchillia

E-mail:

 

paul.ponchillia@wmich.edu

Phone:

 

269-387-3455

Grant:

 

H129P030009

Start Date:

 

05/09/03

Duration:

 

5 years

Region:

 

05

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Grantee:

 

California State University

   

5151 State University Drive

   

Los Angeles, CA 90032

Director:

 

Diane Fazzi

E-mail:

 

dfazzi@calstatela.edu

Phone:

 

323-343-4411

Grant:

 

129P030008

Start Date:

 

09/01/03

Duration:

 

5 years

Region:

 

09

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Grantee:

 

Hunter College

   

Office of Special Education

   

695 Park Avenue

   

New York, NY 10021

Director:

 

Roseanne Silberman

E-mail:

 

silberm@hunter.cuny.edu

Phone:

 

212-772-4020

Grant:

 

H129P030007

Start Date:

 

05/19/03

Duration:

 

5 years

Region:

 

01

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Grantee:

 

The University of Texas

   

One University Station

   

MS-D5300

   

Austin, TX 78712

Director:

 

Randall Parker

E-mail:

 

r.parker@mail.utexas.edu

Phone

 

512-232-5687

Grant:

 

H129P030002

Start Date:

 

09/01/03

Duration:

 

5 years

Region:

 

06

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Grantee:

 

Northern Illinois University

   

Lowden Hall

   

Dekalb, IL 60115

Director:

 

Gaylen Kapperman

E-mail:

 

gkapper@niu.edu

Phone:

 

815-753-8453

Grant:

 

H129P030001

Start Date:

 

05/09/03

Duration:

 

5 years

Region:

 

05

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Grantee:

 

Mississippi State University

   

Rehabilitation Research and Training

   

Room 150, Industrial Education Building

   

P.O. Box 6189

   

Mississippi State, MS 39762

Director:

 

J. Elton Moore

E-mail:

 

jemoore@colled.ms.state.edu

Phone:

 

662-325-2001

Grant:

 

H129P010005

Start Date:

 

09/01/01

Duration:

 

4 years

Region:

 

04

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Grantee:

 

Hunter College

   

Department of Special Education

   

695 Park Avenue, Room 909 West

   

New York, NY 10021

Director:

 

Rosanne Silberman

E-mail:

 

rosanne.silberman@hunter.cuny.edu

Phone:

 

212-772-4740

Grant:

 

H129P000006

Start Date:

 

8/01/00

Duration:

 

5 years

Region:

 

02

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Grantee:

 

Pennsylvania College of Optometry

   

Graduate Studies in Vision Impairment

   

8360 Old York Road

   

Elkins Park, PA 19027

Director:

 

Audrey Smith

E-mail:

 

nancy@pco.edu

Phone:

 

215-780-1368

Grant:

 

H129P000004

Start Date:

 

07/1/00

Duration:

 

5 years

Region:

 

03

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Grantee:

 

University of Arkansas

   

Department of Rehabilitation Counseling

   

2801 South University Avenue

   

Little Rock, AR 72204

Director:

 

Pat Smith

E-mail:

 

pbsmith@ualr.edu

Phone:

 

501-569-3169

Grant:

 

H129P000003

Start Date:

 

08/01/00

Duration:

 

5 years

Region:

 

06

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