Services for Teens


The teenage years are filled with changes, questions and decisions about the future. They can be daunting times for anyone growing into adulthood.

But teens who are blind, deaf-blind or visually impaired often face unique circumstances and added challenges, most of which can be overcome with the right guidance, planning and training.

The early teen years are a good time to begin your relationship with SSB. In fact, we encourage students or their parents to apply for services with us on or after their 14th birthday.

The application process is simple. One form, several easy questions. It is accessible and can be sent in various formats.

You've got questions about school, about living independently, about college, about careers and work life. We've got answers and plenty of expertise to guide you as you begin thinking about your future.

For more information, please contact Chad Bowe at 651-539-2334.


Our Assistive and Adaptive Technology Unit develops, coordinates and provides technology services that help people on the job, in school or at home.

In addition, SSB can provide Braille textbooks and documents, talking books and many other services through our Communication Center.


The application process is simple. Complete a few quick and easy questions on this online form. It is accessible and can be sent in various formats.

For more information, contact SSB's Workforce Development Unit Referral Line at 651-539-2373.