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About VAAPVi

VAAPVi’s Mission is to empower families, professionals and the community to meet the needs of children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities.

 The purpose is to promote and provide information and education regarding raising and educating a child with vision loss, provide emotional support, increase public awareness and foster communication and coordination of services among state and local agencies and organizations involved with providing services to children with visual impairments. VAAPVi is a state affiliate of NAPVI, the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments.  

When a child is first diagnosed with a visual impairment most parents go through a variety of emotions. Most parents leave the doctors office stunned and with little information. Not knowing where to turn or who to contact for guidance. As parents of children who are blind or visually impaired we have been there. We understand the emotions that a parent goes through.  We are here to support you and each other every step of the way. In addition to emotional support our network of parents and professionals will help you locate and guide you through resources, services, IEPs and much more. 

Services and education for our children has varied drastically from state to state and even from county to county. What makes a difference is community awareness and involvement – but especially parental involvement. VAAPVI has collaborated with professionals and organizations to work toward the common goal for improved and consistent services and education for our children who are blind or visually impaired.

Become an active part of our community and let us all work together to improve opportunities and make a better community for our children.

 

 

President: Dawn Peifer

Vice President: Bill Linyear

Treasurer: Karen Pusey

  

Hampton Roads Chapter:

President/Secretary  – Irene Conlin

Vice President/Treasurer – Lee Ann Armbruster

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