Southern California CVI(Cortical Vision Impairment) Consortium

Is your child challenged by a Cortical Vision Impairment? Research by Dr. Roman-Lantzy (2010), indicates that 95% of children with CVI(Cortical Vision Impairment) have developed higher levels of vision over a period of time after receiving early intervention from a program focusing on visual stimulation & intervention.
Click here to learn more about Our Southern CA CVI Consortium and how you too can help a child challenged by CVI.
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BTFVN Resource Packet

This packet will provide you with resources and information for moving ahead along the road to your child's future. The professionals and parents writing this packet will help you to know you are not alone. Knowledge is power. You are the most important person in your child's life. This is a resource for possibilities and the result of many caring people wanting to share their journey on this path.

For the complete packet, please call (323) 906-3138

Websites that we recommend:

Education (other)

California Public School Directory

These links will help locate Public School Districts throughout California.

Early Childhood Special Education Series:
Program Guidelines for Visually Impaired Students
SELPAs-Special Education Local Planning Areas
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Educational Services in California

Early Start Home Page

Families whose infants or toddlers have or are at risk for developmental delay or disability can receive an "Early Start" in the State of California. Teams of service coordinators, healthcare providers, early intervention specialists, therapists, and parent resource specialists can evaluate and assess an infant or toddler and provide appropriate early intervention services to children eligible for California's Early Intervention system of services.

Institute for Families

Family Organizations

California Associations for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (CAPVI)

Provides leadership, support, and training to assist parents in helping children reach their potential. CAPVI is the California arm of NAPVI. Our steering committee members are a dedicated group of parents who are willing and able to make this a viable, growing organization. There are many opportunities to get involved and volunteer.
CAPVI is dedicated to:
*Giving emotional support
*Initializing outreach programs
*Advocating for educational needs and welfare of children who are blind or visually impaired including those with additional disabilities.

Family Connect
Family Resource Centers
Little Bear Sees
National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI)