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Preschool Transition
and Advocacy

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Preschool Transition

Sending a child with a profound sensory impairment, and in many cases, additional disabilities, can be quite scary as well as overwhelming for parents. VIPS wants you to feel confident that you are able to advocate for your child's educational needs as your child transitions out of VIPS programming and into the school system. We can offer you guidance on how to navigate the school system in order to ensure that your child will receive an appropriate education with modifications and tools to help your child thrive in an academic setting.  We want you to feel confident with letting go as your child prepares to embark on the next phase of his/her academic journey. Therefore upon parent request, a VIPS staff member will assist in the educational planning for your child by attending public school ARC (Admissions and Release Committee) meetings or private school planning meetings to write your child's IEP (Individualized Education Program) or Accommodations for Learning Plan.

Services for Children Ages 3-5

VIPS offices in Kentucky provide services to preschool children who are both privately and through contracts with local public school systems.  Services for this age group include:

Assessments

  • VIPS Teachers of the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility Specialists conduct learning media assessments, functional vision assessments, and Orientation & Mobility (O&M) assessments.

Direct Intervention & Preschool Consultation

  • VIPS provides direct intervention in public and private preschool programs where VIPS children are enrolled.  Consultation with preschool and childcare staff members is also provided.

 

We provide early intervention services for all of Kentucky and Indiana!

VIPS provides early intervention services to Kentucky and Indiana's youngest children with blindness and low vision. Services include evaluations, in-home visits, and access to resources that help parents and caregivers better understand and support their child with visual impairment. Contact us to learn more about how you can take advantage of the many programs and services that are offered throughout the year.

Would you like to speak with someone directly?

Give us a call at (888) 636-8477.

Want to learn more?

Contact the VIPS office for more information!

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