• Outreach Instructional Services


    The AIDB Outreach program was designed to assist parents and teachers with appropriately serving students who are deaf/hard-of-hearing, blind/visually impaired, or DeafBlind in the public schools.  Our providers travel statewide providing a plethora of services to sensory impaired children. Applicants may be referred by a parent or guardian, school personnel, AIDB regional center staff, or other professional working with the child.  However, a parent or guardian must fill out and return the appropriate application and consent forms for services to be rendered.  The following information is an overview of services we provide, though not an exhaustive list.  Please contact us at outreach@aidb.org to learn more.

     

    Services

    • Observation in the classroom
    • Consultation with teacher(s) and parent(s)
    • Evaluation of students
    • Individualized Education Program (IEP) development assistance
    • Attendance at IEP meetings

     

    Evaluation Areas

    • Intelligence
    • Achievement
    • Developmental
    • Language
    • Behavior
    • Functional Vision
    • Orientation and Mobility

     

     

    Request Our Services

    The following forms must be filled out and signed by a parent or legal guardian in order to receive our services.  These may be mailed, faxed, or scanned and emailed to outreach@aidb.org.  Mailing address and fax number are listed on the forms.

    Consent For Evaluation Form

    Application for Outreach Services

    Records Release Form

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    Outreach Providers

     

    Kimberly Baker Kimberly Baker serves as the Lead Provider of Outreach Instructional Services for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.  Kimberly is a certified School Psychometrist. She has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Education of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing from the University of Montevallo as well as a Master of Science degree in Teacher Education with a concentration in Deaf Education from the University of Tennessee.  Kimberly served as a high school mathematics and reading teacher at the Alabama School for the Deaf, where she coached the Academic Bowl team and served as an AdvancED Accreditation chairperson prior to her move to the Outreach department. Kimberly has been serving at the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind since 2010 and looks forward to continuing to serve consumers with sensory loss across Alabama. 

     

     

     

     

     

      

    Jennifer Oldenburg

    Jennifer Oldenburg serves as the Lead Provider of Outreach Instructional Services for DeafBlind students.  She has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Education from Auburn University as well as a Master of Science degree in Teacher Education with a concentration in Visual Impairment from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Jennifer taught at the Helen Keller School of Alabama for 21 years prior to her moving to the DeafBlind Outreach department. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      

     

     

     

     

     

    Suzy ThomasSusie Thomas serves as an Outreach Provider of Instructional Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired.  She is National Board Certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist in Visual Impairments.  Ms. Thomas also holds certifications in Orientation and Mobility from ACVREP and as a Braille Transcriber from the Library of Congress.   She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in secondary science and English from Jacksonville State University.   She also has a Master of Science degree in Visual Disabilities from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She holds an Education Specialists Degree in Instructional Leadership from Samford University in Birmingham and is currently a doctoral candidate in the same field at Samford University.   

    Prior to becoming an outreach provider, Ms. Thomas served as a secondary science and English teacher for ten years and as a certified teacher of students with visual impairments for ten years working with students in public schools.  Ms. Thomas began working for AIDB Outreach in January of 2018 and looks forward to serving students across the state of Alabama.    

     

     

    Anna Whitworth Anna Whitworth serves as an Outreach Provider of Instructional Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired.  She is National Board Certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist and is certified as a School Psychometrist.  She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in both Psychology and Elementary Education from Faulkner University. She also has a Master of Science degree in Visual Disabilities from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She earned certification as a braille transcriptionist from the National Library of Congress. Prior to becoming an outreach provider, Ms. Whitworth served at the Alabama School for the Blind as a teacher. With 20 years of service at AIDB, Ms. Whitworth looks forward to continued service of meeting and serving students across the state of Alabama.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Contact Us

    Email or call us at 256-761-3765 for more information about our services.

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AIDB Accessibility Information

  • AIDB places a high priority on accessibility to all our programs and, together with Blackboard, has taken great care to provide a quality website. If you have a question or need to report an accessibility or functionality issue with this site please contact aidbwebmaster@aidb.org.

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