Contracting for vision services is an important step in making a school district’s general education curriculum accessible to students with blindness or vision impairments. Although the incidence of this disabling condition is low, the expertise required to provide educationally-relevant evaluation and instruction is high. Future In Sight has a team of school-based service providers who have high levels of competence to offer your students with blindness or vision impairment.
Future In Sight works closely with the most respected regional institutions of higher education to both recruit and retain talented educators who can offer our students experience with the most up-to-date research and innovative evidence-based evaluation and instructional strategies.
The value a school district receives in return for investing in Future in Sight services is high. The return on a district’s investment with FIS brings guaranteed innovation, attainment of shared goals and ultimately, an improved student post-school outcome. FIS offers empathy, collaboration, evaluations, accessibility considerations, technologies, meeting the needs of learners with visual impairment, assistance for teachers parents to understand their child’s unique needs and transition for learners to post-secondary options.
Our commitment over the last 110 years has not wavered: We seek to advance the independence of persons who are blind and visually impaired. And we do so as New Hampshire’s only non-profit serving people with visual impairment and their families from birth though retirement. We look forward to joining each school district’s student support team to make a difference in each child’s education.
Sherry joined Future in Sight in September of 2020 as Director of Youth Services. Sherry brings over 20 years of experience in special education, most recently as Director of Student Services for SAU 24 (Henniker, Weare, John Stark, and Stoddard school districts).
Immediately prior to her work with SAU 24, Sherry consulted with the NH Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education where she was responsible for collecting and analyzing data as part of managing IDEA entitlement grants. While there, she also developed and implemented interagency initiatives designed to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. This was an opportunity for her to use her on-the-ground experience as a special education teacher and coordinator at the middle school and high school levels in Concord, as well as director roles at Parker Education to inform the development of local and statewide Community of Practice for secondary transition. Sherry served as the Bureau expert to Next Steps NH State Professional Grant and Racial Disproportionality in Special Education. Sherry is a graduate of UNH, Durham where she secured both a BA History (minor in education) and an MA in Education (secondary social studies education). She earned her Special Education certification from Granite State College in Concord.