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In ChildVision, we work with children and young people from birth to 23 years of age with sight loss, but we also work with those who have a sight loss and additional disabilities, and those with two or more additional needs we refer to as multi-disabled visually impaired. We have a high population of MDVI children in our service, including deaf-blind and those on the ASD spectrum.

We use the following definition to consider a child or young adult is MDVI:

Sight loss with at least two other disabilities which significantly impact cognitive, social and functional development, these may include,

  • Intellectual
  • Learning
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory
  • Physical
  • Medical

Conditions presented by MDVI students

  • Polymicrogyria
  • Cone-Rod Dystrophy
  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Down syndrome
  • Microcephaly
  • Prematurity
  • Zika Virus
  • Norrie Disease
  • Chronic Bowel Dysfunction
  • Epilepsy
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl-Syndrome
  • Nystagmus
  • Alström Syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • VP Shunt
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Raynaud Syndrome
  • Diabetes Hypoplastic
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Posterior Column Ataxia
  • Cytomegalovirus

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