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Blind & Partially Sighted Itinerant Services



SPEED Vision Services are designed and organized to meet the educational needs of students who are visually impaired or blind. Our program's itinerant vision teachers will support each student's Individualized Educational Plan.  SPEED’s Vision Teachers provide specialized, vision-related services to visually impaired learners aged 3-21 years.  These services may include:

  • Provision of direct or consultative services
  • Instruction in the efficient use of vision
  • Provision of vision stimulation
  • Instruction in the use of technology and adapted materials
  • Braille instruction
  • Sharing of current resources and information with the educational team, including parents

Vision Resource Links:

Provides resource information about agencies throughout the United States and Canada serving the needs of people who are visually impaired or blind

Provides information, referrals and support for people who are visually impaired or blind.  Very active in tracking and supporting research and treatment of eye diseases.

The Guild for the Blind works with adults who are blind or visually impaired, providing them with the tools and training they need to live independently and with dignity. A complete list of their programs and services can be found on their web site.

Vision Itinerant Contacts:


Kristin Elliott- Dir. of Prof. Dev. & Dist. Services  ext 3104

Angel Stapleton  ext 3531

Sarah Tiffy  ext 3530


Phone: (708)481-6100

Fax: (708)481-5713



Our functions are to plan, advise, recommend and provide special education programs and services.



Experienced instructors incorporate adaptive strategies and supports to encourage student success.



Schools / Programs

Program for Adaptive Learning
Independence School
Early Learning Center

Special Education Joint Agreement School District #802
1125 Division Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Phone: 708/481-6100
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