Blind Campus Programs
Located in Ogden, Salt Lake City, and Orem
The Blind Campus Programs are specifically designed for students who show a need for intense vision services provided by teachers who are specially trained in teaching students with blindness and visual impairments. Our classrooms offer small class sizes and low teacher to student ratios to allow specially designed vision instruction. USB’s preschool and elementary extension classes hosted in local schools in Salt Lake City and Orem provide our students with mainstreaming opportunities with general education classes while providing intensive support services from USDB.
In addition to individually designed instruction based on the Utah Core Curriculum, and the Essential Elements, our educational programs focus on the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) including Braille, technology, sensory efficiency, daily living skills, social interaction, recreation and leisure skills, orientation and mobility, career education, and self-advocacy skills. Enrichment programs and activities supplement the expanded core and offers students a variety of options and/or extra-curricular activities designed to meet the specific learning needs of our students. Short term academies as well as short weekend ECC programs, on-line academies, a college transition program and an ECC Lab (both located at our Ogden campus) are offered through our expanded core programs.
Our Ogden campus is home to our Supported Transition Extension Program (STEP), a residential program for students ages sixteen through twenty-one that offers a strong focus on the expanded core curriculum designed to prepare students for independent adulthood including vocational and college readiness.
Placement at a USB program requires an IEP team placement decision through your local school district.
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