A Shared Vision provides essential early intervention services for children, from birth to age three, who are blind or visually impaired. Our mission is to inspire and empower families to nurture the development of their very young children who are blind or visually impaired so that all children may discover their brightest future. Our goal is to ensure that all families of children with visual impairments have access to and receive essential early intervention services from a community of highly skilled and collaborative professionals.
• Direct, early intervention services to families and young children with blindness, vision impairments or vision concerns. Families of children with vision needs receive regular in-home or telehealth vision services by highly qualified and caring providers through a Shared Vision.
• Identifying additional families with children that need vision services. The organization partners with Early Intervention Colorado to help identify and serve children who are blind, visually impaired or have vision concerns. A Shared Vision actively expands awareness within the medical and services communities, so that babies who were historically overlooked are now identified to receive these essential early intervention vision services.
• Expanding the collective capabilities within the state to serve families and children with vision needs. A Shared Vision is expanding Colorado’s capabilities to serve these children through active collaboration with other early intervention providers (e.g., physical and occupational therapists, hearing providers, speech language pathologists) and conducting trainings with providers and service coordinators. The goal is to ensure that all children and their caregivers have access to the highest quality early intervention services specific to blindness, visual impairment and vision concerns from a team of highly skilled and collaborative professionals.