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Overbrook School for the Blind

  • Early Intervention & PreSchool, Education, Vocational

Essential Information

6333 Malvern Ave.
Phila., PA 19151


Early intervention for children birth to age 3 & educational programs for children ages 3-21 who are blind or visually impaired.

Additional Information

Website: http://www.obs.org

Disabilities Served: Visual impairment / blind

County: Philadelphia

Location (state-county): PA-Philadelphia

Services Offered: Vocational Training

Grades or ages of school: Ages 3 - 21

Paid Blurb 2015-2016: no

Paid Blurb 2016-2017: no

Update 2015-16: yes

Update 2016-17: no

Transportation provided: no

Tuition structure: FAPE

Adaptive tech used: Computer systems have screen reading capabilities, screen magnification programs, scan / read stations, refreshable Braille displays, CCTV hookups

Learning strategies/therapies utilized: braille, large print, speech output

Support services/therapies offered: Orientation & Mobility, and Audiology;Low Vision Clinic

Support services:
Occupational therapy
Physical therapy
Speech therapy

Extracurriculars offered: Aquatic center, mixers, compete within Eastern Athletic Association for the Blind (EAAB)

Extracurriculars offered:

Specific learning strategies, support services or vocational programs not listed above: Residential, Summer program

Paid Blurb 2016: no