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Causes: Blind & Visually Impaired Centers, Disabilities, Education, Eye Diseases, Blindness & Vision Impairments, Health, Human Services, Special Education

Mission: To prepare children with visual impairments for a life of independence through early intervention, education, and parent support.

Programs: Bright visions early childhood center provides both visually impaired and typically developing children (ages six weeks to six years) with a highly inclusive environment that focuses on appropriate overall development and school readiness. The program builds a strong foundation for future success by giving all children the confidence to move through the world independently. Braille and mobility and technology training are provided as well as pediatric services to minimize developmental delays for children with visual impairments.

global infant development is a program whereby infant development specialists make home visits to families with visually impared children (birth to three years). Children with visual impairments receive vision stimulation and therapy services as needed while their parents receive education, counseling and support services. Parents learn how vision loss can affect healthy development and how to help their visually impaired children learn, grow, and gain independence.

youth outreach partners with local school districts and with visually impaired students (kindergarten through 12th grade) who have transitioned into public school classrooms throughout orange county. Credentialed teachers provide individualized instruction in braille, orientation and mobility, and adaptive technology. This partnership not only ensures success during the students' school age years, but also results in increased student independence in school, at home, and in the community.

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