Each child is unique, and as a parent you know they interact and learn in their own wonderful way.
Finding out your child has vision loss can turn your world upside down. You may have all sorts of questions. What does the future hold for them? How will they manage at school? How will this affect our family?
Much of what we learn in life is through watching. So children with vision loss need to gather information about their world in different ways, and parents are their first and favourite teacher.
At Vision Australia we offer your family a personalised approach and innovative solutions tailored to the needs of your child.
Vision Australia will be with you and your family throughout your child's life – from birth and first steps, starting school and discovering their talents to graduating, finding after-school jobs and making the most of adulthood.
You will get the support you need to be the expert on your child’s situation. This includes becoming confident in the choices you make for them and proven approaches to help them realise their potential.
In collaboration with you, your Vision Australia support person will access the expertise of our allied health team, professionals and specialist staff to develop strategies that suit your child’s needs.
Your child’s support network of specialists include:
- Speech pathologists
- Occupational therapists
- Orientation and mobility specialists
- Access technology specialists
- Early childhood specialist teachers
Access to funding
Various funding options can help you access Vision Australia’s services and support. These include the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Medicare and Queensland Department of Education and Training (Queensland only) . We can help you understand what options are available and guide you through the process.
Contact us early and get the support you need. For more information on Vision Australia’s services call our helpline on 1300 84 74 66 or email [email protected]. You can also connect with our services here.