More Information Regarding Childhood Blindness

A preschool girl with glasses swinging on a swing
An infant girl sits on the classroom floor playing with a bright orange toy
A preschool boy with glasses looks at two plastic saws while sitting in a playhouse
A specialist holds the hand of an excited preschool boy with glasses as they splash in puddles in the BCC parking lot
A preschool girl with glasses holds hands with another preschool girl standing on the playground
A preschool girl reaches out to touch her mother's arm as she sits on the ground reading to her daughter
Two kindergarten boys hold hands on the playground
A toddler boy who is blind rocks on a rocking horse outside

Services

AFB: American Foundation for the Blind
Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

Birth to Five Vision Network
Serving Infant and Preschool Children with Visual Impairments

California Department of Education: Special Education
Information and resources to serve the unique needs of persons with disabilities so that each person will meet or exceed high standards of achievement in academic and nonacademic skills.

Center for Parent Information and Resources
Supporting the Parent Centers Who Serve Families of Children with Disabilities

CNIB: Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Seeing beyond vision loss

EFRC: Exceptional Family Resource Center
Empowering families of children with special needs in San Diego and Imperial Counties since 1990

Lighthouse Guild
Your resource for clear guidance, coordinated care and a community of support.

National Federation of the Blind

Live the life you want.

The New York Institute for Special Education
Serving Students with Special Needs since 1831

NLS: National Library Service for the blind & physically handicapped
National Library Service is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page.

One Small Voice Foundation
Funding research for optic nerve hypoplasia & hydrocephalus

RNIB: Royal National Institute of Blind People
Supporting people with sight loss

TSBVI: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired serves as a special public school in which students, ages 6 through 21, who are blind, deaf-blind, or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities, are eligible for consideration for services on the TSBVI campus.

Wayfinder Family Services
Children from birth to age 3 who have vision loss—and many with additional disabilities—in 14 Central and Northern California counties

Information on Disabilities

Active Living Alliance
For Canadians With A Disability

College Resources for Students with Disabilities
Support, Advocacy and Assistive Technology to Facilitate the Transition to Higher Education

CRE Outreach
Create, Reflect, Empower

SPARKLE
Supporting Parent Access to Resources, Knowledge, Linkages & Education

Assistive Technology

AAC Intervention
Augmentative Alternative Communication Intervention

AbleData
Tools & Technologies to Enhance Life

ATA: Alliance for Technology Access
The mission of the ATA is to increase the use of technology by children and adults with disabilities and functional limitations.

Bio-Eye Hydroxyapatite Orbital Implants
Natural Movement for Your Artificial Eye

Braille Institute
Braille Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate barriers to a fulfilling life caused by blindness and severe sight loss.

Seedlings
Braille Books for Children