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Early Registration: $30.00/person

Kids Fun Run: $10.00/child

15th Annual Dr. Mark Lynn & Associates

Stampede for VIPS

We aren't "lion!" The 15th Annual Dr. Mark Lynn & Associates Stampede for VIPS will be held at the Louisville Zoo! Bring the entire family out for a 5K (or 1 mile family walk) and spend the rest of the day exploring this fabulous Louisville gem. Each participant receives a race t-shirt and access to the Zoo for the rest of the day. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in each age division, as well as, Blind/VI Division, Masters & Grandmasters. The kiddos will have a ball in the Kids Corral area, complete with face painting, games and more. Make plans to join us on September 30th!

VIPS 5K for the Senses benefitting Visually Impaired Preschool Services. Register today!

Registration: $25/person

Kids Sensory Scavenger Hunt: $5/child

Virtual Runner: $30/person

Inaugural

5K For The Senses

Join us for the inaugural VIPS 5K For The 5 Senses on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 9 am at The Club at UK's Spindletop Hall. This unique family friendly event will invigorate all of your senses as you run or walk throughout the beautiful grounds of Spindletop Hall and the Legacy Trail.  Sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch....your senses will come alive as you help to support a great cause!   Plan to stay and join us for the Sensory Scavenger Hunt, where kids up to age 12 can use their senses to find goodies of all sorts!

VIPS Indiana Summer Play and Learn

Registration Fee: FREE

VIPS Indiana

Play & Learn (PAL)

Our Play and Learn (PAL) groups will give you a regular opportunity to meet and socialize with other families who have children with vision loss. You can share your triumphs and your struggles that may accompany raising a child with very specialized needs. In addition, you'll have access to our highly trained teachers and interventionists who specialize in working with children who have visual impairments. They are available to answer any lingering questions you may have about your child's program and/or development.  We always have a training portion of the event so that you can leave the PAL with in-depth knowledge about a subject that could impact your child’s life.

Can Do! Video Library

DVD Price: $25.00

Can Do! Video Library

Growing My Way (Part I)

Follow five babies and their parents as we track the babies' development at 3-month intervals - beginning at 3 months of age and ending at 18 months of age - an intimate look at them as they progress through their first year and a half of life. The children include a typically developing baby, two babies with low vision conditions, and two babies who were born very prematurely and are seriously visually impaired. The series highlights what adaptations children and parents make to deal with visual impairment at different ages and developmental stages. This series offers parents and professionals a rare opportunity to observe the impact of visual impairment.

DVD Price: $25.00

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Growing My Way (Part II)

Follow five toddlers and their parents as we track their development at 6-month intervals, from 24 months to 36 months of age. These are the same children seen in Part 1, including a typically developing child, two children with low vision, and two children who were born prematurely and have significant visual impairements. The series highlights what adaptations the children and parents make to deal with visual impairment at different ages and developmental stages. This series offers parents and professionals a rare opportunity to observe the impact of visual impairment.

DVD Price: $40.00

Can Do! Video Library

Growing My Way (Parts I & II)

The Developmental Impacts of Visual Impairment--- Buy This 2 DVD set and save $50!

Follow five toddlers and their parents as we track their development at regular intervals from birth to 36 months. This product is comprised of two DVDs from the Growing My Way installments in the Can Do! Video Library. For more information see the descriptions of Parts I & II above.

DVD Price: $25.00

Can Do! Video Library

Seeing Things in a New Way: What Happens When You Have a Blind Baby

Parents can be devastated when they learn that their child is blind. This video is designed to help parents with their sense of loss and develop a positive outlook for their child's capabilities and potentials.

DVD Price: $25.00

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Learning About the World: Concept Development

Lack of vision can cause children who are visually impaired to miss much of what is going on around them, inhibiting their understanding of the world. This video helps parents appreciate the importance of early concept development and what they can do to help their child.

DVD Price: $25.00

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Becoming a "Can Do" Kid: Self-Help Skills

It is tempting for parents to do too much for their child who is blind. This video encourages parents to build independence in their child by teaching the child to do things for him- or herself, including feeding, dressing and personal care.

DVD Price: $25.00

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Making Friends: Social Skills and Play

Blindness can significantly impact a child's understanding of how to behave with others. This video explores several areas of potential social difficulty and shows parents how to help their child build the social skills that are keys to successful living in a sighted world.

DVD Price: $25.00

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Going Places: Orientation and Mobility

Two very important skills for a child who is visually impaired to function independently are orientation and mobility - knowing where he or she wants to go and how to get there. This video teaches parents about these skills and what they can do from the time their child is very young to encourage independent and safe movement. Families and their children model a progression of skills from infancy through preschool age.

DVD Price: $25.00

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Through Their Eyes: An Introduction to Low Vision

It can be difficult to understand low vision conditions and to determine how they affect a young child's visual functioning. However, with some special adaptations in the home and preschool environment, children with low vision will be able to use their sight to their best advantage. This video discusses several common causes of low vision, how they affect visual function, and adaptations that can be simply incorporated into home and classroom to meet these special needs.

DVD Price: $25.00

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Moving Through the World: Gross Motor Skills and Play

Visual impairment can significantly impact the development of the gross motor skills needed for young children to move beyond their environment and learn about the world. Parents and teachers can play a major role in fostering the development of gross motor skills. This video discusses key gross motor skills and demonstrates simple and fun play activities that parents and teachers can use to encourage a progression of skills from infancy through preschool age.

DVD Price: $25.00

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Hands-On Experience: Tactual Learning and Skills

Children who are blind or visually impaired need to be able to use their other senses to gain information about the world. The sense of touch is one of the major senses that can make up for their loss of sight. However, babies, toddlers and preschoolers who are visually impaired need encouragement and opportunities to build their tactual skills. This video discusses the importance of tactual learning, the progression of tactual skills from infancy through preschool needed for preparing children for Braille reading, and how parents and teachers can help.

DVD Price: $25.00

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Successfully Adapting the Preschool Environment

Children who are visually impaired can be successful in the typical preschool classroom. This video demonstrates a variety of adaptations that easily and effectively can be introduced to accommodate the special needs of students who are visually impaired.

DVD Price: $25.00

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Power at Your Fingertips: An Introduction to Learning Braille

Anyone can learn Braille! This video features instruction in the Braille alphabet and numbers, introduction to the use of contractions in Braille, and training in the use of the slate and stylus and Braille writer. It is a great tutorial for parents and teachers to get started in using Braille with their children who are blind and to pursue self-instruction at their own pace. Package includes a slate and stylus along with print materials, including "The Alphabetical Index of Braille Signs" and a print copy of each graphic used in the video.

DVD Price: $25.00

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Full of Hope

"Full of Hope" shares the experiences of diverse children and young adults with visual impairments. It offers hope and encouragement to families and professionals who work with them. It is especially helpful to families of newly diagnosed infants and preschoolers with visual and multiple impairments.

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