Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children

201 N Bellefield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

An independently operated residential school for legally blind students from the 33 counties of western Pennsylvania, this school stresses functional skills. Integrated and clinical therapies augment the educational focus. Most students have severe disabilities accompanying their visual impairment. Three-quarters of the student body remain until graduation. The facility is completely adapted for both the physically handicapped and the blind. Residential facilities serve those from outlying districts. The school also provides early intervention services and outreach services for visually impaired pupils who may or may not have additional special needs. Some preschool-aged children have the single disability of blindness; the early training that they receive may enable them to complete their education at a public school. All programs and services are available at no charge. The school accepts the following conditions: Apraxia, Arthritis, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Blindness/Visual Impairment, Cleft Lip/Palate, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Infantile Paralysis, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurofibromatosis, Speech/Languague Impairments, Spina Bifida, Traumatic Brain Injury.

General Information

Academic OrientationGeneral Academic, Special Education
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Coed Ages 3-21
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address201 N Bellefield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone412-621-0100
Toll-Free Telephone800-444-1897
Fax412-621-4067
Year Established1887
Legal StatusInc
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorTodd S. Reeves
Applications DueRolling
Total Enrollment175
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