LIFTT 2024

An Amtrak train pulls up to the platform at the Tacoma Dome Station.

Learning Independence For Today & Tomorrow


Join us for a full day of travel and a campus tour of the Learning Independence For Today and Tomorrow (LIFTT) program located at the Washington State School for the Blind in Vancouver, Washington. 

LIFTT is a 9-month program for high school graduates who need additional guidance with learning the skills necessary for independence in college and beyond.

Workshop participants will ride an Amtrak train from Tukwila to Vancouver, exploring the skills necessary for successful orientation and mobility techniques. Once in Vancouver, we will tour the LIFTT facility, meet with current LIFTT students, and enjoy a lunch they prepared for the event.


FREE! Lunch will be provided. Participants are asked to bring any snacks they may want for the train rides as well as a water bottle. Food on the train is very expensive. 


This activity is ideal for students who are blind, low vision or deaf blind, between the ages of 14 and 21 who are active participants of DSB VR or Pre-ETS Services.




Amtrak Cascades (Tukwila - Vancouver) to Washington School for the Blind

The group will start at the Tukwila Station.  Students who live closer to stations on the Amtrak Cascades route can join the group at the Tacoma, Olympia/Lacey, or Centralia stations. 

Participants leaving from the Seattle region will meet at the Tukwila station no later than 7 a.m. Students joining at additional stations will receive information after registration.


Space is limited to and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.  Please sign up by March 28, 2024 in order to have an accurate count to purchase train tickets. For more information contact Janet George or call 209-906-5530.