For students with visual impairments, the ages between six and 21 are spent on learning to read and write braille, as well as the usual school subjects. It's very important to develop fluency in reading and writing, for all students. Braille is just as important as print literacy.
In addition to braille and the other school subjects, students and their parents need to think carefully about the next step. College and employment are the goals for most families.
Unfortunately for my family, our son, Tyler, was not able to make progress at this stage of his education. His medical needs became overwhelming, and he was not able to attend school very much over the last year or so of his life.
So I rely on other people to give me information about this stage of education. The FamilyConnect.org website again is a wealth of information.
I'm the owner of Family First Braille, the author of this blog, and the editor of Family First Braille Magazine.