The LSVI outreach program provides services to students of all ages. The Parent-Pupil Education Program (PPEP) is a free statewide outreach program which serves families of children with visual impairments. These skilled professionals provide family-centered services to assist parents in enhancing natural interaction with their child. Families are offered instruction, information and support to assist them in meeting the unique needs of their child, and activities are included that help each child meet developmental milestones. The Outreach teachers collaborate with other professionals to meet the individual needs of children and their families. They help families to connect with each other and with agencies and services in their home areas. Visually impaired students who are enrolled in parish programs receive support from LSVI’s outreach staff in the area of orientation and mobility teaching them skills related to independence. Orientation and mobility services are provided to blind or visually impaired students by certified orientation and mobility specialists to enable those students to attain systematic orientation to and safe movement within their environments in home, school and community. O&M services include teaching students the following skills, as needed: These skills include spatial and environmental concepts and use of information received by the senses to establish, maintain or regain orientation and line of travel, use of the long cane or alternative/adaptive mobility device to supplement visual travel skills or as a tool for safely negotiating the environment for students with no available travel vision, understanding and use of remaining vision and distance low vision aids and their concept, techniques and tools.