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STARS YOUTH SERVICES

STARS – Youth Services

Your visually impaired child is just like any other boy or girl. Hanging out with friends, participating in sports and wanting to feel good about themselves are a few of their priorities. But when they are the only student in their school with a disability, sometimes they can feel isolated and alone.

Children who are blind or visually impaired need a safe place where they can learn and develop the skills and self-confidence to thrive at school, in the community, and ultimately in the workplace.

CVI offers children ages five through 21 one on one and small group classes in cooking and other household skills, braille, orientation and mobility, assistive technology and more. In addition, there are opportunities to participate in camps during school breaks and social activities. To learn more about these opportunities, call us at 404-875-9011. For the full list of classes available, click here.

CVI Summer Enrichment

Registration is now open for CVI Summer Enrichment 2022. We are hosting two camps this year:

Elementary School Camp (Grades 3 through 6) 

(Monday – Friday) from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

June 6 to 10

June 13 to 17

Middle School & High School Camp (Grades 7 through 12)

(Monday – Friday) from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

June 20 to 24

June 27 to July 1

Registration deadline extended 5/20/2022, and pricing is $700 for two weeks, $425 for one week (may be reduced using sliding scale fee requirements)

Each camp will feature opportunities for fun, socializing, learning and excursions. Programs focus on self-confidence, independence, skill-development and peer interactions. The purpose of camp is to build individual character, confidence and skills through a wide range of activities, lessons and cultural experiences.

STARS Summer Enrichment will run from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Children may be dropped off at the Center between 8:30 and 9:00 AM and must be picked up by 4:00PM.

​ELIGIBILITY:

​A camper must be legally blind or have severe visual loss. A severe loss is defined as 20/70 or less in the best eye, with correction.

Campers must also have independent skills in feeding, dressing, and personal hygiene. Applicants are required to provide their own self-care.

Applicants needing assistance with self-care may bring a caregiver with them to attend camp. Please contact CVI for more information.

To register, please download the registration packet below and return the completed packet to Nick Reynolds at nreynolds@cviga.org by May 20, 2022.

Registration Packet

We are limiting each camp to 15 total registrations. All incomplete and late registrations (including sliding scale fee proof of eligibility) will go on a wait list after the deadline. Places will not be confirmed until paperwork and payment are received. Confirmations will be emailed once the process is complete.

For questions, please contact Nick Reynolds at 404-602-4331 or nreynolds@cviga.org.

Low Vision Evaluations and IEP Consultations

CVI’s Low Vision Clinic also provides low vision evaluations for students from Kindergarten through graduation. A low vision evaluation will help students develop the skills and identify tools they need to succeed in school and in life. CVI’s optometrists and occupational therapist provide counsel and recommendations for devices and supports to help each student achieve their academic goals and participate in extracurricular activities they enjoy. Check with your child’s Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) to schedule a low vision exam.

IEP consultations are also available through the Youth Services Program for parents who are looking for guidance on how to best support their children’s educational needs.

Financial assistance is available for families who qualify. For more information on financial assistance options, call 404-875-9011.