I have another great resource for families and education teams: The Hadley School for the Blind. Have you checked them out? I love recommeding Hadley to families because they have wonderful, FREE resource classes. Professionals can also take courses from Hadley as well. They are online and correspondance type courses that usually go at your pace. They send you out materials and additional resources. I have taken the Braille class (as a refresher) and a few of their early childhood classes.
Check them out:
From the Hadley website:
The Hadley School for the Blind offers more than 100 courses in four program areas. Courses relevant to the needs of blind or visually impaired individuals, their families and professionals working in the blindness field are continually being developed and updated.
Hadley is a distance education school and delivers its courses to students in a variety of different media formats, depending on the student’s need. This custom, one-on-one service allows students to work at their own pace and benefit from Hadley’s expertise regardless of where they live.
Find out more about the individual programs:
href="http://www.hadley.edu/2_c_HS.asp">Adult Continuing Education (ACE)
Family Education (FE)
Hadley School for Professional Studies (HSPS)