Programs & Services

Vision Clinics

CEI Foundation Vision Clinic:  In partnership with the Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation, we provide an on-site Vision Clinic staffed by a volunteer ophthalmologist. It is open the first Friday, and the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and is free for those 18 or older who do not have insurance. To schedule an appointment please call 513-207-6140.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital:  Now Open!  The Pediatric Low Vision Program, a partnership between Clovernook Center for the Blind and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Ophthalmology.   This program provides comprehensive low vision evaluation and rehabilitation services to visually impaired children from 3 – 21 years of age. Our goal is to enhance remaining vision for children with permanent vision loss and to provide access to the visual environment in the classroom, out of school and for activities of daily living.  A transdisciplinary team of professionals trained in ophthalmology, optometry, low vision, occupational therapy and education complete an individualized evaluation, rehabilitation plan, and follow-up consultation for each child. Vision enhancing optical devices, assistive technology, educational recommendations and support to local school systems are all part of this service.  For more information or to make a referral contact Pediatric Low Vision Program Coordinator, Lisa Milliron at (513) 628-0096.

In addition to clinics, Clovernook’s Low Vision Services provide individuals with vision loss the opportunity to try various low vision devices free of charge to determine what works best for their individual needs.  Once a device has been selected, our staff will work to acquire this device at the lowest cost to our consumers.

Independent Living

Clovernook Center offers individual Case Management, as well as Low Vision Support Groups to introduce our blind or visually impaired individuals to others in their community who face similar challenges. Friends and family are welcome to attend these Support Groups who meet the fourth Thursday of every month at 10:00.m. and are led by Clovernook’s Vocational Habilitation Coordinator. The goal is to help individuals be self-sufficient and full participants in their communities.

Employment and Training

Networked to select local businesses, our specialized staff work with and coach our adults who are blind or visually impaired to identify, secure and maintain suitable and competitive jobs. With a staggering unemployment rate of 70% among the blind and visually impaired, our approach is highly customized to meet personal and professional goals to drive success. Please call 513-522-3860 for more information or to arrange a meeting.

Day Array

An enjoyable, yet structured enrichment program, we offer this unique service Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., to adults who are blind or visually impaired, and who may have circumstances that prevent them from working. Designed to support and challenge individuals, it provides a safe and engaging environment with a variety of stimulating activities.

Art at Clovernook

Our Art Classes encourage individuals who are blind or visually impaired to express themselves creatively.

Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Classes are an open studio to explore a range of art methods, including painting, drawing, ceramics, and weaving. Supplies are provided.

All classes take place in the Procter Center Building located on Clovernook’s main campus in North College Hill.  Cost per class is $5.00.  If using ACCESS, please arrange your drop-off/pick-up for the upper level of Procter Center.

Recreational Events

Our recreational events are held on a monthly basis (at a minimum) and include  social, holiday and musical activities, designed to maximize engagement, confidence, learning and fun! Please see our schedule of events under the EVENTS section of our website.

Youth

Clovernook Center facilitates year-round activities and summer camp experiences for youth ages 4-25 who are blind, visually impaired, or physically or intellectually disabled. We use fun and engaging learning activities to help each child develop to their full potential.

Clovernook Camps

Summer day camps include community adventures like swimming, bowling, family involvement, and more; opportunities to learn about technology available for the blind and visually impaired; lessons to develop skills for daily living to promote independence; creative arts; and orientation and mobility. Summer camp sessions include:

Pre-school (ages 4-6)
9 a.m. – noon, June 3-7

Junior Camp (ages 7-12)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m., June 10 -14

Senior Camp (ages 13-25)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m., June 17-21

Sports Camp (ages 7-12), includes a focus on adaptive sports
9 a.m. – 3 p.m., June 24-28

NEW! This year students from Junior and Senior campers are able to participate in a Camp Joy summer overnight program! June 13-14 for Jr. Camp and June 20-21 for Sr. Camp. Camp Joy add-on cost $173 per participant.

For questions or more information, please call (513) 522-3860.

Transportation options are available. For more information please contact Bryan Allen at ballen@clovernook.org.

Camp Fees

The cost for the 1-week summer camp is $100 and $50 for siblings. All outings will be held on Thursdays. Camp fee does not cover outside activities charge. No deposit is required. Please make checks payable to: Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. To pay by credit card, please call: Dee Sunderman at 513-728-6224.

To register please complete our Clovernook Camps Application and email to ballen@clovernook.org

For questions or more information, please call Bryan Allen at (513) 522-3860 or email ballen@clovernook.org

Youth Recreation

Youth programs are held throughout the year. Activities include holiday celebrations and Easter Egg Hunt. Contact the Voice Bulletin at (513) 728 -3947 or check this page for updated information about future youth activities.

Upcoming Events

Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 13, 2019
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Clovernook Center – Procter Center Building

Food and snacks will be provided. Prizes will be awarded for winner and participants.

Cost: $5 per person

For more information contact Bryan Allen at (513) 522-3860 or email at ballen@clovernook.org

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