NBRHC is the lead agency and provides the coordination of the Northeast Ontario Blind Low Vision Early Intervention Program. This program provides education and support for parents and caregivers so they can encourage the healthy development of their children.
Children between the ages of 0-6 years diagnosed with blindness or low vision are eligible for family support, intervention and consultative services. These services are offered in the child’s home and childcare settings. Support for child in transitioning to school is also provided.
Family support services are offered to parents when their child has been diagnosed with blindness or low vision and are provided by graduate level social workers who have received specialized training.
Intervention services are provided by early childhood vision consultants in the child’s home and they teach parents how to support their child’s development. The early childhood vision consultant will also help early childhood educators in the early learning center when the child commences these community based programs.
Any child between the ages of 0-6 years who has been diagnosed with blindness or low vision is eligible for this program. Referrals can be made by physicians, ophthalmologists, optometrists, parents or caregivers at: 705-522-6655 (Sudbury) or toll free at 1-877-522-6655.
For more information on the Ontario Blind Low Vision Early Intervention Program or programs for children, please visit the following website:
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