Originally filmed in 2013 and updated in 2022 with never before seen footage, this film shares the story of the dedicated people helping students who are blind or visually impaired.
The Nebraska Center for the Education of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired (NCECBVI) provides comprehensive educational services for students across the state. By combining academic learning with life skills, students who partake in this program are better prepared for independence once they graduate.
One of the ways NCECBVI engages students is through a residential program that provides opportunities for building social skills as well as the foundation for independent living.
Tasks like loading and unloading the dishwasher present unique challenges to visually impaired students and through this residential program they not only develop these important skills, they also build a sense of community and belonging with their friends.
In 2008, NCECBVI began hosting a prom for students receiving special education services in southeast Nebraska.
The event includes a full day of social skills workshops and then students get dressed up, eat a formal dinner, and take a limo ride to the dance. The positive impact this event has on the students is so great even alumni can’t wait to come back and participate.