OSSB Statewide Services Department

Technical Assistance - Professional Development - Materials and Resources

The mission of the Statewide Services Department is to provide technical assistance, professional development, materials and resources to families and local school districts serving children who are visually impaired.

Educational Assessment Clinic

At the request of the local school district, a multidisciplinary team conducts an educational assessement at OSSB for children with visual impairments, ages three through twenty one.

For questions regarding the Educational Clinic, or to start the process to schedule an evaluation, please contact Shelley McCoy at smccoy@ossb.oh.gov

Statewide Support Assessment Services

At the request of the local school district, a team of evaluators with specific expertise in the field of visual impairment will travel to local school districts to provide consultative technical assistance.

Parent Mentor Program

This program provides support and resources to families of children with disabilities and the professionals who serve them.

Early Intervention Statewide Services

Early intervention and preschool programs throughout Ohio may now access information and consultative support from the Ohio State School for the Blind through our new Early Intervention State Wide Services. Please contact Jenni Remeis at jremeis@ossb.oh.gov

Summer Enrichment Camps

Each summer, OSSB offers enrichment opportunities for students in the state of Ohio that are blind and visually impaired. There are options for all students ages K-12! Please check back in March 2017 for our 2017 camp opportunities.


CISAM is proud to announce the completion of their transition to the new Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials Center at OCALI. Contact information is:

470 Glenmont Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43214
FAX: 614-262-1070