FSDB Madison Wardell, blind middle school student, plays the drums at Camp Rock

Watch Camp Rock Tunes Up Summer For Young Local Musicians by ABC First Coast News (story continues below): ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – When you’re 13 years old and going on super-stardom, Camp Rock hosted at the St. Augustine Amphitheater is the place to be. “You get something out of it, …  


Brothers with Dogs in hallway

For Jose and Fabian Quintanilla, it’s been a lifelong journey through a world of darkness as retinitis pigmentosa stole their vision to the point where the brothers, ages 29 and 24, are now blind. Now the brothers have become the first siblings to graduate from Southeastern Guide Dogs in the …  


Blind elementary boy holds 2 books during Reading is Fun event.

Reading is Fun


During the week of May 15th, 2017, students from both departments attended the annual “Reading is Fun” (RIF) in their respective library. This event is funded through private donations each school year. As summarized by Joy Carriger, Blind Department Librarian/Media Specialist, RIF is a free book giveaway program designed to …  


FSDB sophomore Jackson Gilreath beaming with pride wearing his silver medal in the Class 1A Adaptive shot put

There is hardly an offseason at small schools. Many of the same students who play football or volleyball in the fall come inside during the wintertime and play basketball. Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind senior Megan Lockner may have been the best example of that. She was …  


Student and tutor at desk reading

Tutoring Program Expansion in 16/17


Despite the best efforts of teachers and parents, every year there are students who fall behind in class, need help with homework, or extra preparation for the state tests. For many years FSDB has pooled grant and private funding into a campus tutoring program to assist students in these ways. …