June 27, 2022
Children who are blind or visually impaired benefit from opportunities that make them feel included in their community. Clovernook Center’s Pediatric Low Vision Program has helped children receive the care and support they need in their daily lives. Former Clovernook Center Board Chairperson Mike Ehrensberger led the way in building our partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to create a pediatric low vision program at no cost for children. Our program, the only one of its kind, provides comprehensive low vision evaluations and rehabilitation services to children with visual impairments.
That support helps children gain the confidence they need at home, in school and in the community. For example, feeling included in sporting activities is vital for children, like Laylah, who have visual impairments. Our Adaptive Sports & Leisure Program provides sporting events for all abilities such as boxing, rock climbing, skiing, tennis and soccer. Adaptive sporting events level the playing field for children who are blind or visually impaired so that they can become fearless competitors not only in sports but in life.
These stories reveal the difference you are making to include individuals who are blind or visually impaired as valued members in our community. Together, we are creating inclusive communities for everyone. Thank you!
Wishing you all the best,