Amy Scepaniak, MS

Center for Disabilities
Sanford School of Medicine
University of South Dakota
1400 West 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105-1570
 
Phone: 605-357-1439
Secondary Phone: 605-228-8742
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: February 04, 2022

Amy Scepaniak
 

Specialty Resource Contacts: South Dakota Deaf-Blind Project Coordinator
 
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
Education: General
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AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Education: Certified Orientation and Mobility Instructor
Certified Low Vision Therapist
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Service: Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
Lions
South Dakota Association for the Blind / Association for the Blind

Vita/Bio

Master of Science in Low Vision Rehabilitation Salus University (Pennsylvania College of
2003-05 Optometry-PCO) Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Certification in Orientation and Mobility University of Northern Colorado (UNC)
Program 1998-2000 Greeley, Colorado

Bachelor of Science Northern State University (NSU) Aberdeen, SD
Graduation: December 1993 Major: Special Education, Academic-LD, MR, BD, Visually Handicapped Minor: Physical Education, Coaching

High School Graduation 1989 Lincoln Senior High School Sioux Falls, SD

August 2021-SD Deaf-Blind Program USD Center for Disabilities Coordinator Sanford School of Medicine

2019-July 2021 Low Vision Specialist SD School f/t Blind and Visually Impaired Orientation & Mobility Instructor

1994- 2019 Outreach Vision Consultant SD School f/t Blind and Visually Impaired

1993-94 Special Education Teacher Sisseton High School, Sisseton, SD Grades 9-12

GRADUATE COURSES:
• 2021 fall Northern State University Adjunct Professor- Educational Implications of the Anatomy and Function of the Eye SPED 425/525.
• 2021 summer NSU Adjunct Professor - Principles of Orientation and Mobility for the Classroom Teacher SPED 421/521
• 2020 fall NSU Adjunct Professor - SPED 425/525 Anatomy and Function of the Eye
• 2018 fall NSU Adjunct Professor - SPED 425/525 Anatomy and Function of the Eye

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS:
• Advanced Teacher Preparations: K-12 SPED Preparation Endorsements: Elementary Blind or Visually Impaired Secondary Blind or Visually Impaired K-12 Special Education July 2025
• Cortical Vision Impairment Endorsement July 2019
• Certified Low Vision Therapist- (CLVT®) ACVREP since 2004
• Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist- (COMS®) ACVREP since 2000
• Certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired-AER 1995

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
• Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) Member
• 1995-Present
• AER Dakotas Chapter former Member At Large, Vice President, President, and Past President
• AER Dakotas O/M Chapter Member 2000-Present
• American Legion Auxiliary Member 2014-Present
• South Dakota Association for the Blind Member (SDAB)
• Lions/Lioness Member, Past President, Past Vice President and Past Treasurer