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Information and resources on IFSPs, IEPs, Assessments, ECC, Homeschool, Literacy and Braille, and Your Rights and Advocacy.

A Functional Vision Learning Media Assessment kit.


This content is also available in: Español (Spanish)Prior to commencing your child’s educational journey, it’s vital to determine their learning requirements and the most effective learning approach. Assessment, which is the formal procedure for identifying an individual’s strengths and weaknesses in a specific area, lies at the heart of instruction. It enables the development of […]

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This content is also available in: Español (Spanish)Activities, Ideas, and Resources for Developing ECC Skills Your child needs to study the same basic academic subjects that sighted children do, from how to tell time to how to write a persuasive essay. But to master these subjects (often known as the “core curriculum”) and complete their […]

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This content is also available in: Español (Spanish) Many parents of children who are blind or low vision consider homeschooling. Learn more about the process.

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IFSP – Individualized Family Service Plan (Birth to 3 years old)

This content is also available in: Español (Spanish)What Is an IFSP? If your child has an eye condition, you may have found that a program of early intervention services will help you meet your child’s needs. Once professionals have determined your child’s eligibility for these services, you will meet with them to discuss your child’s specific needs […]

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IEP – Individualized Education Program (3 years to 22 years old)

This content is also available in: Español (Spanish)After your child qualifies for special education due to their eye condition, consider this as a blueprint. It outlines the suitable services your school system will offer for your child.

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Literacy and Braille

This content is also available in: Español (Spanish)Braille is a tactile system representing the written word, serving as an alternative to print for those with blindness or low vision. It’s not a language, but a code. This system represents the alphabet and words in languages like English. For braille users, it offers independent literacy. They […]

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Your Rights and Advocacy

This content is also available in: Español (Spanish)Advocating for Your Child The word “advocate” comes from the Latin word for “voice.” Being your child’s advocate means you are your child’s voice because they cannot speak up for themselves. All parents advocate for their children, but because children who are blind or has low vision may […]

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