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School for the Blind
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School for the Blind
Provides residential educational services in Columbus to school-age (grades K-12) blind and visually-impaired youth and visually-impaired youth with multiple disabilities so that they may become self-sufficient members of society.

While attending the Ohio State School for the Blind (OSB), students are expected to demonstrate academic proficiency, practical work-related skills, and an awareness of appropriate social behaviors.

Children ages 3 to 22 are placed in the school by their local school district in cooperation with the wishes of the students' parents or guardians. The majority of new students placed in the school have experienced a lack of success in local "mainstreaming" educational programs due to the severity of their disabilities or insufficient resources available in the local district.

An individualized educational program is tailored for each student's academic and behavioral skill level and is updated each year. Students also may participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities, including track and field, swimming, debate team, and cheerleading.

Students with multiple disabilities return to their local communities and participate in closed workshop programs operated by County Boards of Developmental Disabilities or find specialized competitive employment.

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