About VIPS Indiana
VIPS Indiana was a grassroots effort led by a mother of a child who was legally blind and a Teacher of Blind/Low Vision. These two knew the landscape for Indiana’s youngest children with blindness/low vision needed to change and their drive to help these children and their families motivated them to try to bring the VIPS mission to Indiana. With the backing of the VIPS Board of Directors and the VIPS Executive Director, this mother and teacher began providing services on August 1, 2011. VIPS Indiana started with eight children and the agency has grown exponentially over the past seven years. We now have a network of teachers, interventionists and Orientation and Mobility Specialists throughout the state that provides vision-specific early intervention services to children birth to three. We are proud of all that we’ve accomplished, but we have more work to do as there are more children who need the specialized services we can offer.
Have a Question?
Contact the VIPS Indiana office for more information!
Play trivia and support VIPS!
Join us on Friday, November 9, as the Indianapolis Alumnae of Delta Gamma host Trivia Night to benefit VIPS Indiana! All money raised at the event will go towards a building fund as we embark on our capital campaign to have our very own VIPS Indiana Family Resouce Center in Indianapolis.
How can VIPS help your child?
We empower a young child with blindness or low vision to navigate their world and gain independence.
Featured Grantor for VIPS Indiana
Hoover Family Foundation
VIPS is excited to have won grant funding from the Hoover Family Foundation for the very first time in 2018. The Hoover Family Foundation believes in improving an individual’s capabilities and partnering with VIPS is an opportunity to do just that. VIPS is grateful the Hoover Family Foundation recognizes the importance of improving the lives of Indiana's youngest children who are blind or visually impaired. Thank you, Hoover Family Foundation!
- Manila folders
- White computer paper
- "Glasses" Board Book on Amazon
- Jingle bells
- Mylar material
- Baby wipes
- Red or yellow slinkies
- Paper plates and napkins
- Snacks for events
- Grocery store gift cards for family events
Why is early intervention so critically important?
DID YOU KNOW?
90% of what a child learns
is through their vision.
85% of the foundation of learning happens the first 5 years of their life.
Your donation directly impacts the life of children who are blind or visually impaired in Kentucky and Indiana.