The Washington State educational definition of “blind/visually impaired” reads:

“Children/youth with a visual impairment that, even with correction, adversely affects their educational performance and requires specially designed instruction.”

The Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB) Outreach Program is a WSDS partner providing services to blind and visually impaired children and students from birth to age 21.  Our mission is to fill the gaps of service that may be needed in school districts around the state of Washington and to continue to develop new strategies to better serve visually impaired and blind students.   View the WSSB Services Chart

Contact staff to discuss available services or visit our support page:

For information regarding a child between 3 to 21 years:
Pam Parker: 360-947-3304 or

For information regarding a child between Birth to 3 years:
DeEtte Snyder: 360-947-3305 or

WSSB’s Superintendent, Scott McCallum recently presented to the Washington State Legislature, House Education Committee – view the presentation(PDF) for information shared about Washington State School for the Blind.