In 2019 RIDBC supported over 400 children with vision impairment.
RIDBC provides critical early intervention services to support children, newborn babies to school-aged, who are blind or have a significant vision impairment that impacts on their ability to learn and perform everyday activities like reading and writing. RIDBC has expertise in working with children with vision impairment who have additional challenges, including children who are deafblind.
The goal of early intervention is for parents to understand the unique learning needs of their child. Through play, daily routines and meaningful experiences, RIDBC works with parents to support their child’s early development in preparation for school. This involves focusing on braille literacy, low vision aid training, assistive technology and therapies. Programs are designed to be flexible to grow alongside the child and their family.