STARS Summer Enrichment Camp
DON’T MISS OUT – ONLY 20 SPACES AVAILABLE
June 5 – 23 at CVI – REGISTER HERE BY MAY 1
Looking for a fun, awesome summer experience for your child? Look no further than STARS summer enrichment camp! This annual summer program gives children with vision loss the chance to interact with kids their own age who understand and share their experiences. Campers socialize and learn in an inclusive, supportive environment that centers on their unique needs and abilities. Best of all, campers develop new friendships and a sense of community that helps them grow to be confident, independent and connected.
Last summer campers enjoyed field trips to fun local destinations like the zoo, aquarium, and art museum, and participated in accessible sports activities and adaptive table games. The children also spent time learning and practicing daily living skills such as shopping, cooking, and navigation. Campers and counselors were joined by CVI’s friends in the low vision community to learn about resources and opportunities to explore.
Camp fees are being waived this year thanks to the generous support of the BOOST program and other donors.
Registration is open from March 10 to May 1. Camp is appropriate for visually impaired youth grades 5 through 12. To be eligible, campers must be legally blind, have severe vision loss, or a diagnosed visual impairment, and have independent skills in feeding, dressing, and personal hygiene.
Upcoming for STARS
To learn more, contact the Children & Youth Services Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 404-602-4331.
Parent Resource Group – 3rd Monday each month at 7:00 pm
The parent resource group is meeting the third Monday every month and we encourage for parents to join via zoom to network and provide support to one another. Facilitated by Matt Reeves, a licensed counselor and former CVI client. This service is available at no cost. Please contact Nick Reynolds at email@example.com to RSVP and receive the Zoom link.
Parent Education Series
Navigating the challenges of raising a child who has a visual impairment can be overwhelming. CVI can help make this journey a little easier by offering a Parent Education Series for parents or guardians whose children are experiencing low or no vision. The purpose of this educational series is to provide parents with the information and resources to help guide their child’s development.
Classes include such topics as the IEP Process, the Extended Core Curriculum, Compensatory Skills, special needs trusts, and more, and will take place via zoom once a month. For more information and to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-602-4331.
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. Contact the clinic at 404-875-9011 for an appointment.
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.
Youth Menu of Services
CVI offer children and youth ages five through 21 individual and small group classes in cooking and other household skills, braille, orientation and mobility, assistive technology and more. Class fees vary and financial assistance is available to qualifying families. View all the opportunities available for learning new skills and gaining self-confidence here: Youth Menu of Services.