The State Legislature established the Georgia Academy for the Blind (GAB) in 1852 to meet the educational needs of school-aged persons who are blind. Since that time, the Academy has been the State's only residential school for the visually impaired. Located in Macon, Georgia, the Academy provides students between the ages of three and twenty-one with developmental opportunities in the areas of intellectual growth, vocational skills and functional living experience.
Over 25 years ago, the School developed a program for students with multiple disabilities. This program affords both visually impaired students and non-sensory impaired students who may have significant concomitant handicaps with educational opportunities in a variety of academic, vocational and community domains.
Inherent in the process of teaching and learning, the Academy seeks to instill wholesome attitudes, clarification of values and the development of positive mental health. The faculty and staff are dedicated to preparing visually impaired students to gain their rightful place in society.