Organizations affiliated with the Network
The Program for the Visually Impaired, operated by Azusa Unified School District, provides services for all districts in the East San Gabriel Valley SELPA. The program is designed to meet the needs of three types of students: totally blind, legally blind, and partially sighted. As a low-incidence program, services are provided from infancy through age 22 (or until a high school diploma is earned).
Mission: Blind Children's Learning Center develops the full potential of blind, visually impaired, and deaf/blind children and youth to lead independent lives. Infant Family Focus
Provides services in home to babies and families
Serves infant/toddlers birth to three years of ages
Parent support, education and referrals Early Childhood Center
Serves children 6 months to 6 years
State accredited by California Department of Education
Provides a loving environment in reverse mainstream preschool setting Youth Outreach
Serves kindergarten through high school in itinerant model
Provides educational and technical support for mainstreamed students
Mentoring program gives school age student who are visually impaired a chance to model social skills to preschoolers
Provides tutoring for school age students (right now free of charge)
Braille Institute Child Development Services offers in home early intervention consultation services in the Greater LA, Orange County and Inland Empire areas. Resource and Referral services are available to families and agencies outside of our direct service area. Early Braille Literacy is supported through our "Dots for Tots" designed for children from ages 2-5 which include a Print/Braille book, and enhanced audio recording and a toy that represents the main concept in the story. All of the life-span services available through Braille Institute are provided free of charge. Please view our website for more information.
California Deaf-Blind Services promotes positive quality of life for individuals from birth through age 21 who have both hearing and vision loss. The goal of the project is to facilitate maximum participation in preferred life activities. California Deaf-Blind Services collaborates with individuals who are deaf-blind to celebrate strengths, recognize unique needs, and develop personalized supports and services. CDBS staff are now available to answer questions online through the newest website feature “Ask the Expert.”
MULTIPLE Disability Services, Inc., is a private Program that provides specialized evaluation and bilingual in-home early intervention services for children with severe physical disabilities that include vision and hearing impairments.
Designed to embrace a family-oriented approach, MDS operates to educate and empower families to utilize the full potential of their child.
As families begin to understand the unique needs of their child, caregivers can provide better support to their child through activities designed to promote communicative interaction and sensory processing.
Phone: (323) 612-8185
Partners for Pediatric Vision works alongside Low Vision Optometrists during the eye exam in order to help families understand their child?s visual diagnosis and to assist each child with adaptations that take into account their vision loss. Ongoing information and guidance is provided to families after the exam by one of our Family Specialists. The purpose of Partners for Pediatric Vision is to provide a critical link between healthcare, education and support services for families of children with visual impairment to ensure all children have the chance to thrive.
What kinds of services are provided?
*Information about a child's visual impairment and how it impacts overall development
*Demonstration of intervention that may include the use of iPad apps, low vision aids and technology
*Education and suggestions about how to help children and families adapt to visual impairment
*Resources and referrals to educational programs, doctors, therapists, agencies and professionals who specialize in working with visually impaired children
*Emotional support including answering questions and discussing concerns
*Collaboration with service providers, teachers, doctors, etc. in order to provide education about visual impairment to the professionals working
Our program serves children birth to three years of age who reside within the city of San Diego, who demonstrate a significant delay in at least one area of development or have a condition likely developmental delay. Eligibility is determined by professionals who review records, talk with families and identify developmental skills by playing with the child. When a child is eligible, an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is developed.
The Vision Center is an international center for children with complex eye diseases. It is the only program of its kind in the United States with expertise in virtually every pediatric ophthalmologic subspecialty. Working in six separate institutes, its physician - scientists are helping children to see every day through the latest medical and surgical treatments, as well as cutting - edge research that will change lives of families across the globe
Wayfinder Family Services - Child Development Programs provide comprehensive early-intervention services for children (birth to age 6) who have visual impairments and other disabilities. Providing critical services for the entire family, these progr ams empower children to maximize their developmental gains while enabling parents to become successful advocates.