Blind - Low Vision Early Intervention Program




Blind - Low Vision Early Intervention Program

The Blind - Low Vision Early Intervention Program is designed to give children who are born blind or with low vision the best possible start in life. Specialized family-centered services are funded by the province and are available for children from birth to Grade 1.  The program provides education, intervention services and consultation services to parents so they can encourage the healthy development of their children. 


Parents learn to help their children develop the skills they need for daily activities at home and in early learning and care settings.  Without special support from an early age a child who is blind or has low vision may have trouble learning to talk, explore and make friends when he or she begins school.  With the right intervention from skilled professionals, parents can learn how to encourage the healthy development of their children, and help them learn the skills they will need to succeed in school.
 

When children are diagnosed with blindness or low vision, a referral can be made to the local Blind - Low Vision Program by a physician, ophthalmologist, optometrist, parent or caregiver. 

Click here to see the Blind - Low Vision Early Intervention Program Brochure.
For more information visit the Simcoe County and Muskoka-Parry Sound Children's Development Services website.