What services are available?
We have a team that specializes in providing services to blind or visually impaired children (ages 0-21) and their families reach their full potential. We can:
- Provide parent education on blindness in children and how to increase independent living skills
- Provide advocacy services for blind or visually impaired children and their families
- Attend Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings at the request of the family or school
- Provide referral and resource information to schools and families about issues involving vision loss
- Provide services in the home and explain in detail how we can help
Who is eligible?
Children may be eligible for help if:
- They are under the age of 21 (if your child is over the age of 14, we may also be able to help through Vocational Rehabilitation Transitional Services)
- They have a significant vision impairment that meets RSB’s visual disability guidelines
- They and their family are residents of Missouri
- Services are needed to enhance their abilities
NOTE: There is no lower age limit for Children's Services—the child can be referred as soon as you know they have a significant vision loss.
How do I get help?
Complete these three simple steps to see if you are eligible for help:
- Complete a referral form online or call 1-800-592-6004
- We will reach out to you within 2 weeks to set up an appointment to meet
Meet With Us
- We will come meet with you to talk about your individual needs and options for services
- If we find that you are eligible for services, we will help you complete an application