WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met this week with students and chaperones from the Ohio State School for the Blind, located in Columbus.
“I’m proud of these inquisitive and engaged young people who prove that Ohio is moving forward – and our schools are nurturing the next generation of America’s leaders,” Brown said. “That’s why I will continue to fight for the resources needed to ensure that their future remains bright.”
The Ohio State School for the Blind is run by the Department of Education and serves students in kindergarten through high school. According to the school’s website, the Ohio State School for the Blind was established in 1837, making it the nation’s first public school for the visually impaired. Over its history, the school has seen a vast change in its population and demographics, originally housing a majority of single disability student to now handling almost 75% multi-handicapped people.