Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind

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Basic Information

Address: P. O. Box 698, Talladega, AL 35161
Phone Number: 256-761-3200
Fax Number: 256-761-3344
President: Terry Graham, Ed.D.
School Type: AIDB serves blind children ages 3-21 through the Alabama School for the Blind and the Helen Keller School of Alabama (for children with multiple disabilities). ASB and HKS are regular public school programs. As the world's most comprehensive education and service program AIDB also serves blind individuals through early intervention for infants and toddlers and rehabilitation and employment opportunities for adults and seniors.

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Additional Information

School Setting:

AIDB operates 5 campuses in Talladega and a network of 9 regional centers throughout Alabama

School Size: AIDB serves 11,600 persons of all ages statewide. At the Alabama School for the Blind in K-12 programs, AIDB enrolls 115 K-12 students at ASB and around 90 students at HKS.
Student/Teacher Ratio: varies - roughly 4 to 8 students per teacher at ASB/ 2 to 1 at HKS
Tuition:

Free to Alabama residents

Departments:

Academic, vocational, athletics, music

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100% of past 2 graduating classes attending college. All academic students have passed all sections of the AL High School graduation exam to receive academic or advanced academic diplomas.
Support Services:

O&M, speech, psychology, health servie

Computer Capabilities:

full assistive technology programs available

School Championships:

SCAASB wrestling, track, cheer leading and music awards, state wrestling championships

School Clubs:

Beta Club, FCA, sports, drama, leadership and academic clubs

Notable Graduates/Alumni:

Blind Boys of Alabama (Grammy award winning musical group began as alumni met at school campus)