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COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the vulnerable children/young people on the ChildVision campus visitor and service restrictions are currently in place. If visiting the ChildVision campus please fill in our COVID 19 visitor form and submit the day before your arrival.

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
  • CHARGE
  • 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