During COVID-19, there may be longer than normal delays in processing your child’s referral. All face-to-face sessions have been suspended until further notice. Services are continuing virtually wherever possible.
The Blind-Low Vision Early Intervention Program provides services to children who are blind or have low vision, and their families. Working in partnership, Toronto Public Health, CNIB and Surrey Place Centre teach parents/caregivers to help support their child’s healthy development.
The program provides assessment, consultation, intervention, education, and support to families and children. Services for children from birth to age 6 are offered in the child’s home, childcare, and community settings.
Our goal is to support families to help their children to develop to their optimal potential.
Family Support Workers provide service coordination, counselling and family support, as needed, while your child is receiving Blind – Low Vision Early Intervention Program services.
Early Childhood Vision Consultants (ECVCs) support families and professionals to better understand their child’s visual impairment and to maximize their developmental potential. Consultations take place in the home or community setting.
The Blind – Low Vision Early Intervention Program services are available to families who meet the following criteria:
* We also support families of children waiting for a diagnosis.