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.

As a parent, you want to provide your child with a safe place where they can belong — where they can gain the self-confidence and skills necessary to thrive. CVI’s STARS (Social, Therapeutic, Academic and Recreational Services) program is that place.

Summer Enrichment Registration is Open!

Register your student now for CVI’s Summer Enrichment Program. There will be three sessions this summer starting in late June. Each will have a specific theme and will be appropriate for specific age groups. Get details on all the sessions by downloading the flyer.

Download registration details and forms here.

Programming takes place year round through After School Enrichment, Summer Enrichment, Mentoring and weekend recreational events. Please Note: Most programming is currently being held remotely.

Each component has a focus on at least one of the nine elements in the Expanded Core Curriculum:

  • Functional academic skills
  • Orientation and mobility
  • Social interaction skills
  • Independent living skills
  • Recreation and leisure skills
  • Career education
  • Use of assistive technology
  • Sensory efficiency skills
  • Self-determination

For more information about the STARS program, email or call 404-875-9011.

Low Vision Evaluations Available for School-age Children

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.