WHAT IS VIPS

Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) empowers families by providing educational excellence to young children with visual impairments in order to build a strong foundation for reaching their highest potential.


OUR IMPACT

You have learned that your child has a vision loss. Where do you go from here?  You may be experiencing grief, fear, sadness, anger and, quite possibly, a sense of loss for the dreams or expectations you had for your child.

Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) is here for your child and your entire family. VIPS is the only agency in Kentucky or Indiana that provides early intervention and educational services to children who are blind and visually impaired from birth to age 5. VIPS also provides strong support systems for parents, siblings, grandparents and the whole family.

VIPS believes that children with visual impairments are children first and need the same types of experiences as other children. They need to play with friends, swing on swings and go to new places. However, these children have to gather information about the world in different ways. Certified teachers from VIPS who specialize in early childhood education can show these children how to use their remaining vision and other senses to learn about their world. Parents and caregivers also learn about their child’s diagnosis, are provided with tools for teaching at home and gain a better understanding on how to advocate for their child.



Mission Statement

Our Locations

VIPS-GREATER LOUISVILLE.

1906 Goldsmith Lane
Louisville, KY 40218
(502) 636-3207
FAX (502) 636-0024
Toll free 1-888-636-8477

VIPS-CENTRAL KENTUCKY

P.O. Box 23691
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 276-0335
FAX (859) 276-4379
Toll free 1-888-254-8477

VIPS-INDIANA

IIC
1100 West 42nd St, Ste 228
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Toll free 1-888-824-2197