California School for the Blind

General Information

California School for the Blind
500 Walnut Avenue
Fremont, CA 94536
(510) 794 3800

Brief Description

The California School for the Blind provides intensive, disability specific educational services for enrolled students who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind, and visually impaired/multi-disabled, whose primary learning needs are related to their visual impairment.
In partnership with students, families, other consumers, local educational agencies, professional and community resources, California School for the Blind prepares students to participate at their highest level of independence in their schools, workplaces, and communities.
The California School for the Blind, as a State Special School of the California Department of Education, is a statewide resource offering expertise in the low prevalence disabilities of visual impairment and deafblindness through innovative model programs, assessment, consultation and technical assistance, professional development, research and publications, advocacy, and outreach.


Adrian Amandi, Director, California Education Resource Center,

Angela Martyn, Principal of Education,

Gina Ouellette, Superintendent,, 510 794 3800

Services Offered

  • Professional Training
    • Sponsors seminars with Northern California AER, San Francisco State University, and Cal State L.A. Workshops are provided on assessment and programming of students with visual impairments. Other workshops and in-services offered when requested by local agencies.

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides technical assistance to local agencies to develop and implement educational programs upon request, including assessment and assistive technology training.