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Professional Development: Recruiting Vision Specialists in Vocational Rehabilitation

The NRTC (National Research and Training on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University) is seeking students for their next class of Vision Specialists in Vocational Rehabilitation. Program Director Sylvia Stinson-Perez notes that this graduate certificate program “’provides rehabilitation counselors and other professionals new to the blindness field with a solid foundation on vision loss, quality case management, and a national network of peers to help ensure the consumers they work with receive effective services…’” Funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration and provided online, the program consists of four courses over a one-year period, including a practicum involving 100 hours of supervised practical experience. More information is available here.