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Families roast marshmallows around the camp fire.The Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired offers a variety of support program for students and families throughout the year:

  • Skill Training
  • Enrichment Activities
  • Family Activities
  • Braille
  • Outdoor Education
  • Parent Training
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Sibling
  • Independent Living Music
  • Family Networking
  • Vocational Training
  • Sports
  • Assistive Technology
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Social Skills
  • Transitional Living




NCECBVI Student and Family Events Information



Sizzlin' Summer Camp

June 19-23, 2017 at NCECBVI


All school-aged children with visual impairments are welcome to attend. Children will participate in instructional lessons in classrooms, enjoy the great outdoors and partake in summer fun activities. This exciting summer camp’s theme will be “Around the World.” Hope you venture our way for this awesome camp!


Students should arrive at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June19th. The camp will end at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June23rd.


Specific instruction and activities are based on the ages and needs of the students who are enrolled. The NCECBVI teachers and staff, along with the assistance of the UNL vision endorsement teachers, will embed core and expanded core curriculum into the daily schedules. Students will gain new experiences, learn and apply social skills, meet other students with visual impairments, and maybe even practice their Braille!


Space is limited to 20 children. A waiting list will be created if more than 20 students register. If your student is registered but needs to cancel, please contact NCECBVI as soon as possible so the next student on the waiting list can attend.


Click here to download the registration packet for the Sizzlin' Summer Camp. Questions? Contact Audrey Graves at or call 1-800-826-4355.


Nebraska Deaf-Blind Summer Institute

July 17-20, 2017 at UNL


Once again we are excited to be conducting the upcoming annual Deaf-Blind Summer Institute July 17-20, 2017 (Monday-Thursday), at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, East Campus. Notice the great topics and presenters focusing on literacy strategies for children with significant disabilities.


The Nebraska Deaf-Blind Institute is a collaboration between the Nebraska Deaf-Blind Project, the Nebraska Department of Education-Office of Special Education, ESU 4/Nebraska Center for the Education of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired (NCECBVI), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Also, for the first time in the Midwest, we are hosting a 3-hour presentation the evening of July 20, 2017, regarding the new movement of using Touch Signals/Haptic for those students and adults with combined vision and hearing losses. This will be an overview of these strategies, and we really want to target educational interpreters, community interpreters, and all other educators serving children with combined vision and hearing losses. Our presenters will be from the Helen Keller National Center and have real life experiences to share with all. Hope to see you there! It is free for everyone. No charge for any sessions.


Click here to register for the 2017 Summer Institute.

Click here to download the 2017 Deaf-Blind Summer Institute Flyer.

Click here to download the Touch Signals Flyer.


If you have questions, please contact Teresa Coonts, Deaf-Blind Project Coordinator: teresa.coonts@nebraska.gov402-595-1810, or contact Tanya Hilligoss: thilligoss@esu4.net402-873-5513.