The NCASB had its origin in the Midwest Athletic Association of Schools for the Blind (MAASB) in 1951. In 1956 the large number of participating schools and distance needed to travel for competition caused the MAASB to split into two smaller conferences: the Southwest Association of Schools for the Blind (SWASB) and the North Central Association of Schools for the Blind (NCASB).
In 1977, the Conference adopted a new constitution and by-laws as well as made a name change from North Central Association of Schools for the Blind to North Central Association of Schools for the Visually Handicapped (NCASVH). It remained the North Central Association of Schools for the Visually Handicapped until 2000, when school superintendents voted to readopt the conference’s original name, North Central Association of Schools for the Blind (NCASB). Currently, there are thirteen (13) schools in the Conference. Through the years, the Conference has expanded to include track and field competition in the fall, wrestling, cheerleading and goalball in the winter, and swimming and forensics in the spring. The conference continues to expand its offerings to include opportunities for staff and student development in academics and expanded core curriculum.
NCASB programs contribute to the development of positive self-concepts, sportsmanship, integrity, honesty, confidence, respect and self-advocacy. Due to their many benefits, NCASB programs continue to be important activities at its member schools. The NCASB continues to provide opportunities for academic excellence, healthy competition, team spirit, self-discipline, commitment and success.
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