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Kansas Trailblazers Weekend

KSSB Faculty and Staff are Fired Up!


About meeting new students and connecting with returning students at the KSSB Fall Kansas Trailblazers Weekend!

Family, Friends, Participant Information    

TSVIs & COMSs, along with KSSB’s super cool Instructional Assistants will lead activities that include: MakerSpace time, physical fitness events (including the KC Blind All Stars 5K Fun Run/1-mile Walk), and activities of daily living. Embedded skills will include access technology, orientation and mobility, and social skills, and other ECC domains.  Our entire team is looking forward to a fun-filled weekend for your young adult!


DATE OF EVENT: September 23-25, 2022

COST:  FREE — Space is LIMITED to 22 participants. Register EARLY!

WHO CAN ATTEND:  Any student, age 14-21 from Kansas with a diagnosed visual impairment. NOTE: Priority will be given to students who do NOT attend KSSB full-time during the academic year. KSSB students will be put on a waiting list by application date.

What should my child bring? 

  • If your child takes medications, they:
    • Must be in original containers with name of student
    • Must include dosage information

  • Signed 5k/1m waiver if not submitted already.

  • Three (3) changes of clothing, socks, underwear, pajamas/robe/slippers, etc.

  • Comfortable shoes, tennis shoes, etc. (No open toe shoes, except for shower/pool areas)

  • Bathing suit/trunks/sandals for pool/shower areas

  • Toiletry items (shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc.)

  • White cane (even if not using all the time, must bring cane to KSSB for this event)

*All linens, towels, pillows, etc., are provided by KSSB. Participants may bring their own.*


Students Ages 14-21
September 23-25, 2022

Friday drop off: 3-4:00 PM
Sunday pick up: 12:00 PM
KSSB 1100 State Ave
Kansas City, KS 66102


Due to the popularity of this event, the slots fill quickly. Space is limited! 

KSSB September 2021 Boys and Girls Weekend Class Photo

A group of Students standing on the track at KSSB getting ready for the KC Blind All Stars 5K



Please email or call:

Sue Pollan   913-305-3050

Aundrayah Shermer   913 209-0986

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