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COVID-19 UPDATE

In line with public health advice, visitor and service restrictions are currently in place at ChildVision.

If visiting the ChildVision Campus please fill in our COVID-19 visitor form and submit the day before your arrival.

For the latest health advice, please visit: hse.ie

Our National Network Service hosts events annually for families and professionals, both on-campus and across the country, sharing information, support and advice for those supporting children with a visual impairment in their local communities.

If your child attends ChildVision full-time or even just for a once off assessment we invite your whole family to sign up to hear about our news and upcoming events. Each year we host over 50 events including regular informative parent sessions on accessing and understanding your entitlements, professional and peer training events and family fun camps and weekends.

 

Multi-Disciplinary Team

If you have been told your child has a vision impairment or might be blind, please contact audreyfarrelly@childvision.ie if your child is under 6 or for children aged 6 and over, annemariecostelloe@childvision.ie Call us at 01 837 3635, don’t be worried, we will be happy to talk to you and answer any question you may have.

Maybe your child has other profound disabilities of which vision impairment is only one. We can help.

Click here to submit a self referral form

 

Acceptance Criteria (Assessment and early years)

To be assessed by us a child/young person must be 23 years of age or less with a diagnosis of visual impairment from an ophthalmologist or optometrist (that cannot be corrected by glasses or lenses). This can include but is not limited to a:

  • visual acuity of 6/18 or less
  • deteriorating visual condition
  • significant field loss
  • neurological condition that results in the disruption of the visual system
  • significant difficulty with functional vision such that seeing and learning are affected

 

ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule)

We conduct ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) for 3 to 16 year olds.

A diagnosis of sight loss is devastating, often leaving parents feeling lost and helpless.
With that in mind we offer baby and parent classes to help parents understand how to help their child and develop any residual sight he/she may have. Our team will guide you through a programme of exercises you can practice at home with your baby. Our campus is warm and inviting; totally child focused. We are here for you and can help.