Much of what we learn in life is through watching. So children with vision loss need to gather information about their world in different ways, and parents are their first and favourite teacher.
At Vision Australia we offer your family a personalised approach and innovative solutions tailored to the needs of your child.
Vision Australia will be with you and your family throughout your child's life – from birth and first steps, starting school and discovering their talents to graduating, finding after-school jobs and making the most of adulthood.
You will get the support you need to be the expert on your child’s situation. This includes becoming confident in the choices you make for them and proven approaches to help them realise their potential.
In collaboration with you, your Vision Australia support person will access the expertise of our allied health team, professionals and specialist staff to develop strategies that suit your child’s needs.
Your child’s support network of specialists include:
Orientation and mobility specialists
Access technology specialists
Access to funding
Various funding options can help you access Vision Australia’s services and support. These include Medicare (such as Better Start Early Intervention and Medicare, Better Access to Mental health, Chronic Disease Management) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme. We can help you understand what options are available and guide you through the process.
Vision Australia currently supports over 2,100 children nationally.