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Name of the organization: The Birth to Five Vision Network of Southern California

Mission: The Birth to Five Vision Network of Southern California is a non-profit organization that provides education, networking and support for professionals and families of young children with Visual Impairments. 

History:  In 1983 Evelyn Carr, one of the California Education Consultants for Infants with Visual Impairment, suggested forming a network of public and private agencies with the goal of promoting collaborative services for young children with visual impairments and their families.

In 1987 we became the non-profit corporation Southern California Network in order to support programs and activities for families and professionals. We changed our name to the Birth to Five Vision Network in 2007 as part of a strategic planning process. In addition to the collaboration and resource sharing among agencies and families our efforts have included camps and workshops throughout Southern California.

Parents and professionals represent the Network with diversified expertise in visual impairment, early intervention, advocacy, deaf-blindness, orientation and mobility, ophthalmologic research, and optometry. Above all we are guided by insight and wisdom from parents of children with visual impairment with whom we work and support through our activities. The Birth to Five Vision Network continues in our dedication to making information, education, services and support readily available to families and professionals working with young children with visual impairments.


Birth to Five Vision Network Family Workshop

2016 date to be determined

Please see the Events page for more info.


Now Available:
Journey on a Busy Highway - resource and information sheets for parents and professionals.

Click on the Resources tab to view all of the information sheets


Ahora Disponible:
Un Viaje en una Carretera muy Transitada - recurso y las hojas de informaciòn para padres y profesionales

Haga clic en la pestaña de Recursos para ver todas las hojas de informacion


Please consider donating to the Birth to Five Vision Network. We are a 100% volunteer non-profit organization.

Your donation will go toward:
* making it possible for a visually impaired child and their family to attend our annual Family Event
  every spring
* printing and distribution of our Family Resource packet to families throughout California and the
  U.S. who have a child with visual impairment
* providing a professional partner to accompany families to visits with an ophthalmologist or

Thank you for your support!
The Birth to Five Vision Network
21781 Ventura Blvd. #516
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

tax id: 95-4235457


Like our logo?

Find out more about the artist who created it. Here’s a link to Sam Smith, who is visually impaired and uses a CCTV to do his artwork: