Welcome to Blind-Low Vision Early Intervention Program for Professionals
Toronto Public Health, the lead agency for Toronto Preschool Speech and Language services (TPSLS), has received funding from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services under the Best Start strategy to provide the Blind – Low Vision Early Intervention Program for children and families living in Toronto.
Since 85 per cent of all early learning occurs through vision, children who are born with (or acquire in early childhood) blindness or low vision are at greater risk for developmental delays and communicative disorders. The Blind – Low Vision Early Intervention Program will ensure that families receive the services and resources they need to support the healthy development of their child from birth until school entry.
This program builds on existing community resources. Partnerships have been developed with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (cnib), the Ontario Foundation for Visually Impaired Children (OFVIC), infant development and early intervention services, as well as the network of paediatric ophthalmologists, optometrists and physicians across Toronto.