• My name is Karen Hudak and I am a TVI and COMS. 
    TVI- Teacher for the Visually Impaired
    COMS- Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist
    I have worked with children who are blind or visually impaired since 2001. My home school is at Hamilton High School; however, I travel the district to see students in their home schools. Some of my work includes direct lessons (braille, assistive technology, low vision devices, white cane) and other times I consult with teams to make sure my students needs are being met. I work closely with the special education teams and families.
    If you have any questions regarding this area feel free to contact me at: hudak.karen@cusd80.com or my office at 480-883-5223 
    What do TVIs teach?
      We focus on the Expanded Core Curriculum for the Blind and Visually Impaired Children.
    What is a COMS?
     A Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist is qualified to teach both children & adults with visual impairments independent orientation & travel skills.
     Orientation & Mobility scope of practice  Click here to learn about the ACVREP
    Interested in becoming a TVI?
      There are many university programs across the country. I attended the University of Arizona (Tucson) program. For more    
      information refer to their webpage: Click here for the UofA program
    Foundation for Blind Children
       A local organization with wonderful resources for students and families.
    American Printing House for the Blind
       National organization with resources across the life span
       National organization for Parents
    Hadley School for the Blind
      Offers free classes for school age students and adults