Birth to Three Program

Illinois School for the Visually Impaired (ISVI) Birth to Three Program


The ISVI Birth to Three program provides early intervention services for families whose children, from birth to age three, are visually impaired or blind.


These services include:

  • Functional vision assessment
  • Individualized developmental assessment
  • In-home or daycare sessions with the child and parent(s) or caretaker
  • Specialized equipment and toy-loaning service
  • Support and resources for parents, siblings, grandparents, and other Early Intervention therapists
  • Professional services from ISVI specialists in the areas of Orientation and Mobility, Speech and Language, Assistive Technology and Low Vision
  • Transition support and services for children entering the public schools or other preschool programs
  • Early intervention services for infants and toddlers who are visually impaired or blind are essential for their success in a sight-oriented world.
  • Adaptations utilized by children and their families enable them to reach important developmental milestones.

How much does it cost?

The ISVI Birth to Three program is free to Illinois families living within 100 miles of Jacksonville.

The program is funded through the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services.



For further information or to make a referral, please contact:

Point of Contact Address Phone E-mail
ISVI

ISVI

658 East State Street

Jacksonville, IL  62650-2130

1-800-919-5617 (Toll Free)

(217) 479-4400 (Voice)

(217) 479-4479 (Fax)

Sara Edwards

ISVI Satellite Office

108 Pleasant Lane

Hudson, IL 61748

(217) 722-9365 Sara.Edwards@illinois.gov
Julia Bowman 217-408-6575 Julia.Bowman@illinois.gov