MMSD Vision Mission Statement:

MMSD will provide opportunities for children and youth who are visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities, to develop the skills necessary to lead vocationally, personally, socially satisfying and productive lives through the use of assistive technology, braille, expanded core curriculum, etc. so they are community, career and college ready.

 Braille Alphabet           

For information on vision services within MMSD please contact:

Vision Teachers:                                      

Leanette Dieck (Glendale)

Naomi Hrdina (Memorial)

Kelsey Tiradani (LaFollette)

Jana Uhler (East)

Orientation and Mobility Teachers:

Brent Bailey (LaFollette)        Brynn Guzzetta (Memorial)

Braille Transcribers:

Traci McDonald (Glendale)               Lindy Walton (Memorial, Stephens)

For additional information regarding vision services in general:

 

Parent Resources:

  • AFB Family Connect (Parent support and resources)
  • Paths to Literacy (Research, resources, strategies, activities)
  • Free Braille Books
  • Wisconsin Braille (Free books, where to locate braille materials)
  • Wisconsin School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Short Course   
  • Braille Bug Site (games, info)
  • Hadley School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Free classes to acquire knowledge and skills)
  • Perkins School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Education, library, and accessibility resources)
  • Wonderbaby (Resources for parents)Diagram of Expanded Core Curriculum

Expanded Core Curriculum:

The Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC)is a disability-specific set of skills that compensates for vision loss and is foundational to all other learning. It focuses on independence, assistive technology, vocational training, social engagement and more to prepare your child for his or her fullest life possible. (Please see image above for the different ECC skills).

 

 

Vision Events:

 

Assistive Technology:

  • Vision information for MMSD staff (sign-in required)