Services for children | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

Powering their independence

Your child is unique, as is your family. We’ll tailor our approach and services to help your child grow and realise their potential. Our approach to child development focuses on independence, inclusion, education and employment. 

We are a leader in specialised services and products for children who are blind or have low vision. We also provide services and support for children diagnosed with cortical or cerebral vision impairment (CVI), a vision condition caused by damage to the visual pathways or processing areas of the brain. 

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Family first approach

Our inclusive, whole-of-family approach addresses the emotions, challenges and opportunities that come with the diagnosis of a vision condition for your child.

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Excellence in service

We deliver a broad range of evidence-based support and services for the here and now and for the future, including a children’s library and materials in accessible formats.

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Team of experts on hand

Access to a team of paediatric experts trained in unique strategies for blindness and low vision, in the one place, working together.

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“Things like speech therapy and occupational therapy have made a huge difference.”

— David, parent of Jack, a Vision Australia client

Helping Jack find his path

Real stories

David and Sonia say they were “floored” when they discovered their son Jack had ocular albinism. They found out about his vision condition at eight weeks old and he had no vision at all until he was over one year old.  

“As a parent you have all these hopes and wishes they’ll do what you do. But you find out very quickly that no kid does what you do, they all find their own paths in life.” 

“The support [from Vision Australia] has been everything. Things like speech therapy and occupational therapy have made a huge difference.”  

Read Jack's story

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Frequently asked questions

Services from Vision Australia incur a fee. There are several ways you can fund services, supports and products for your child. Vision Australia can support you every step of the way with your child's funding application. Speak with us on 1300 84 74 66 to find out more. 

Our team of experts work in partnership with you and your child to ensure your family understands your child's vision condition. We work with you to help proactively identify opportunities to support your child's learning and development so you feel confident in your conversations in education settings about your child's needs. We also facilitate a free online parent community where you can share your experiences and learn from others, as well as parent/guardian groups to provide an informal opportunity to meet other families, socialise and share or learn new skills such as making tactile books. 

Vision Australia offers a wide choice in how services are delivered. Services can be delivered as individual sessions or group sessions, face-to-face in your home or community or at your nearest Vision Australia office. Services may also be delivered online or via phone.