October is Blindness & Visual Impairment Awareness Month and we would love to share and celebrate the life of your child and your family.  Send us a story and picture, or a short video of your child and we will share it throughout the month of October on Facebook. Your story and child’s picture will also be featured in our VISability newsletter.  Send submissions to Mary Smyth at vipslex@vips.org.BVI Awareness logo    

Join us for the VIPS/Kentucky School for the Blind Family Retreat!  

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It's a Stampede for VIPS!

Mark your calendars for the Dr. Mark Lynn & Associates Stampede for VIPS set to be held on Saturday, October 15th. VIPS Stampede wo_Logo

It’s time for Parent Surveys for VIPS-Louisville Families!

These surveys cover the calendar year 2015.  Please go to the link below to complete your survey.  Those who do will be entered in a drawing for a special prize!  You must complete your survey by Sept. 30 to be eligible.

For parents of VIPS-Louisville kids receiving services in home, at childcare, or preschool (including Kids Town Preschool), go to:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q2CCGWC

For parents of sighted peers at Kids Town Preschool, go to:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q85PPGP


WHAT IS VIPS

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.


OUR IMPACT

You have learned that your child has vision loss. 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 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 strong support systems 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

VIPS-GREATER LOUISVILLE

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

VIPS-CENTRAL KENTUCKY

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

VIPS-INDIANA

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