Are you the parent of a school-aged child who is blind or visually impaired and is in need of services? CABVI offers a wide range of services in Central New York for children who have entered school. These services are specific to the age and needs of each child, and helps the child to learn more and function better in a classroom setting.
CABVI knows how important it is to help children who are blind or visually impaired understand their environments from an early age. That’s why we’re pleased to offer preschool instruction as a preparatory measure for children not yet school-aged. In the preschool program, the focus is on concept development. Children are encouraged to explore the world through touch, using all their senses to decode the environment, comprehend it, and navigate it safely. With this preparation, the majority of these children are able to attend regular school with sighted children once they are school-aged.
CABVI offers school-aged students in Central New York the services they need to succeed.
Our team of specialized professionals continue services for students who are visually impaired within their home school districts. Teachers of these students, mobility instructors and vision rehabilitation therapists work with their students under special contractual agreements with school districts in Central New York. The needs of an elementary school student may vary greatly from the needs of a high school student, but the overall goal remains the same – to provide services for students who are visually impaired that will allow them to achieve their highest levels of independence.
CABVI wants to help all students reach their full potential. If you have a child who is visually impaired who needs our services, please feel free to visit our offices at 507 Kent St., Utica New York 13501, or call us toll free at 1-877-719-9996.
Other CABVI services for people who are blind & visually impaired in Central New York include: