Congratulations to Sen. Zaffirini and Rep. Eissler

Alliance of and for Visually

Impaired Texans (AVIT)

Is Pleased to Congratulate

Senator Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo)


Representative Rob Eissler (R-Woodlands)


For Receiving the 2012 Texas Chapter Award

Given by the

Texas Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

 Their unwavering dedication to work with AVIT during the Texas 82nd Legislative Session (2011) resulted in the passage of Senate Bill 54.  Sen. Zaffirini, Rep. Eissler, and their staffs demonstrated a deep commitment to quality education and services for Texas’ children with visual impairments.

Because of Senate Bill 54, children who are blind or have low vision will have teachers of students with visual impairments (TVIs) who have been appropriately trained through approved teacher preparation programs.