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Last year, despite challenges from the pandemic we still served over 700 children. We need your help to continue our critical work to make a difference in the lives of children with vision loss!

We need our VIPS supporters help more than ever during this uniquely challenging time with the gift of a new donation or pledge, or continuing your existing your support. If you are not a monthly donor--now would be a great time to initiate a monthly gift. The families we serve depend on our teachers and we depend on you to help us in our critical mission to provide early intervention to every child with blindness or low vision.

Learn more about how VIPS is moving forward with our services in spite of COVID-19.

VIPS Board Member, Paul Frazier, at age 4.

From VIPS kid to VIPS Board Member: Meet Paul Frazier

VIPS board member, Paul Frazier, brings a lot to the table. He is the father of a preschooler, a former educator, a businessman and a natural advocate with a charismatic personality and a heart of gold. But one of the strongest qualities Paul brings to his board responsibility is the critical perspective he has as a…

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25+ KIWANIANS WHO CARE GIVE VIPS $5,000 AT INAUGURAL NIGHT OF GIVING

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — 25+ Kiwanians Who Care (Indiana District), a new club concept of the youth-serving organization, Kiwanis International, chose nonprofit Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) as their inaugural Night of Giving winner. VIPS Indiana Regional Director and former VIPS mom, Meredith Howell, gave a virtual presentation to almost 50 Kiwanis members, all joining Zoom…

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Wallace Braveheart is a 20-month-old superstar!

Wallace has several diagnoses and is our miracle boy, hence his middle name Braveheart. We went from planning his funeral at 33 weeks during my pregnancy, to 193 days in the NICU/CICU following his birth, to home and thriving. We were introduced to VIPS once we were home for a few months and started to receive…

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Meet “Determined Dallin”!

“I never imagined that my son’s first best friends or play dates would be with his therapists,” said Jeanette, mother to 19 month old Dallin, a child who currently receives services through VIPS. Dallin was born with a brain condition called Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL) which is caused by the softening of white brain tissue. Because…

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VIPS AMBASSADOR, BRIA BYRD, RAISES AWARENESS OF AMBLYOPIA

Louisville, KY – November 10, 2020 Bria Byrd is a sophomore at Elizabethtown High School and an ambassador to Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS), a nonprofit based in Louisville, focused on providing education and intervention services to children born with blindness or visual impairment in Kentucky or Indiana.  Byrd chose VIPS as the charity she…

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Teaching the Teacher; Early Intervention Isn’t Just for the Child

Craniosynostosis – a word Teresa never thought would be in her vocabulary, much less a part of her baby boy’s life. Teresa’s son, Elias, was born at 31 weeks of age and weighed just 3lbs 13oz. Elias was diagnosed with left craniosynostosis; which means some of the joints in his skull fused before his brain…

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Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

VIPS INDIANA ANNOUNCES GRANT FROM THE NINA MASON PULLIAM CHARITABLE TRUST

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has granted Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS Indiana) an award of $75,000 to support Central Indiana’s youngest children who are blind or visually impaired with vision-specific early intervention.  VIPS Indiana is a nonprofit agency that provides critical early intervention services to young Hoosiers, birth to three,…

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VIPS Stands With Black Lives

Today is the celebration of Juneteenth, which is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is a day filled with reflection, renewal and pride. It is a moment in time taken to appreciate the African-American experience. It is inclusive of all races, ethnicities and nationalities– as nothing…

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VIPS Published in Online Professional Journal for Visual Impairment and Deafblind Education Quarterly

Check out the latest issue of Visual Impairment and Deafblind Education Quarterly which features VIPS child Bradley on the cover.  There is a feature on VIPS published by Executive Director, Diane Nelson, and Director of Education, Kathy Mullen, that can be found here: VIDBEQ641Winter2019_selected-pages We are so grateful that the Council for Exceptional Children (International Headquarters) supports…

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AWS Foundation to Support Services for Babies and Toddlers with Blindness/Low Vision in Northeast Indiana

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The AWS Foundation has awarded Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS Indiana) a grant of $21,250 to be used for vision-specific early intervention services to northeast Indiana’s babies and toddlers with blindness/low vision. “The Early Childhood Intervention Program is so important to young children who are blind or visually impaired and in need of…

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