The mission of the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired is to prepare children with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities, to reach their highest potential in the sighted world.
Our doors are open for any infant to school-age child whose visual impairment is significant enough to adversely affect his or her educational performance. Children and their parents come here to discover a truly unique, positive environment with innovative and stimulating programs customized for each student.
CCVI has dozens of volunteer opportunities for those who can give a little or a lot of time, for those with specific skills or for those who just want to "do something to help."
The Teresa R. LaManno scholarship has been established at CCVI by Terri's family. If you would like to make a donation in memory of Terri, please click the "Make a Donation" button above.
The Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired and the Kansas City community has experienced a great loss. Terri LaManno, occupational therapist at CCVI for eight years, was a victim of the senseless shooting yesterday (Sunday, April 13) at Village Shalom. Our deepest sympathies go out to Terri’s husband, Jim, and their children. Terri was a gracious, generous, skilled, and deeply caring individual who made a great difference in the lives of so many children and their families with whom she worked at CCVI. She will forever be missed by all of us in the CCVI family.
Join us for the Sabates Eye Centers Trolley Run on Sunday, April 27. It's the largest timed four-mile race in the country and our largest annual fundraiser!. Register today!
We thank artists Scribe and Alisa Ross for our Exceeding Expectations donor wall/tactile mural. Our teachers, therapists and students enjoy exploring the wall every day.
Photo by Random Photography