Nearly 85% of a child’s early learning occurs through vision. Children who have a visual impairment are at a greater risk for developmental delays or communicative disorders. The Tri-Regional Blind-Low Vision (BLV) Program focuses on providing specialized resources that support the healthy development of the preschool child.
Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, and offered through Markham Stouffville Hospital, the program provides support and education to families, child care providers and other team members in the home and community setting. Children participating in the BLV Program will be offered early childhood vision consultation as well as family support services to help children achieve their optimal potential.
The Tri-Regional Blind-Low Vision Program serves children aged birth to grade one entry who have a diagnosed visual impairment. The geographical areas served include York and Durham Regions, Peterborough, Northumberland and Haliburton Counties and the City of Kawartha Lakes.