Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) empowers families by providing educational excellence to young children with visual impairments in order to build a strong foundation for reaching their highest potential.


You have learned that your child is visually impaired.  Where do you go from here?  You may be experiencing grief, fear, sadness, anger and, quite possibly, a sense of loss for the dreams or expectations you had for your child.

Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) is here for your child and your entire family. VIPS is the only nonprofit agency in Kentucky or Indiana that provides early intervention and educational services to children who are blind and visually impaired from birth to age 5. VIPS provides comprehensive support for parents, siblings, grandparents and the whole family.

VIPS believes that children with visual impairments are children first and need the same types of experiences as other children. They need to play with friends, swing on swings and go to new places. However, these children have to gather information about the world in different ways. Certified teachers from VIPS who specialize in early childhood education can show these children how to use their remaining vision and other senses to learn about their world. Parents and caregivers also learn about their child’s diagnosis, are provided with tools for teaching at home, and gain a better understanding on how to advocate for their child.

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Our Locations


1906 Goldsmith Lane
Louisville, KY 40218
(502) 636-3207
FAX (502) 636-0024
Toll free 1-888-636-8477


350 Henry Clay Blvd.
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 276-0335
FAX (859) 276-4379
Toll free 1-888-254-8477


1100 West 42nd St, Ste 228
At Indiana Interchurch Center
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Toll free 1-888-824-2197