The most valuable benefit of COSB membership is belonging to a professional learning community comprised of some of the field’s finest leaders. On all of the important issues critical to serving blind and visually impaired youth, school management, program curriculum and instruction, and to advocacy for all individuals with blindness and visual impairments, COSB membership gives you direct access to a network of youth program professionals and school administrators who have a record of exemplary practice and are eager to share their expertise.

COSB members, through the COSB Board of Directors, recommend the topics and activities for the annual COSB Leadership Institute held each October in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville, Kentucky. Many of the best and the brightest from throughout the field of Blindness and Visual Impairments, as well as from government, advocacy, legal and other related areas, are invited to the Leadership Conference to help guide and inform the membership on many of the most complex issues of the day, and to seek opportunities for collaboration.

COSB members receive the excellent publication, Howe’s Now, featuring the many exemplary programs at COSB schools and agencies. It is also a forum for some of the best writers in the field to discuss a wide range of challenges and opportunities that face all of us who are committed to the success of students with visual impairments and blindness.