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NEHEP Partnership Directory

National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments, Inc.

P.O. Box 317
Watertown, MA 02471
Phone: 1-800-562-6265
Fax: 617-972-7444
Email: napvi@perkins.org
Web Site: http://www.familyconnect.org

Representative(s)

Susan LaVenture
Executive Director
Email: Susan.LaVenture@perkins.org

Description

  • Mission:

    The National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments, Inc. (NAPVI) is a national parent organization that gives support, exchanges information, and refers resources to parents with children who are visually impaired. NAPVI reaches parents and families, community groups, and nationally and internationally agencies.

  • Membership/Affiliates:

    2,500 parents and families, community groups, and agencies

  • Programs/Activities:

    • NAPVI provides parents with information and support through a national toll-free number and administers an international information and support network that links parents of children with similar eye conditions. NAPVI also provides parent educational workshops, conferences, and publications; supports the development of parent associations and advocacy efforts to improve medical and educational services for children who are blind or visually impaired and their families; and connects families with resources and services.

  • Meetings:

    NAPVI collaborates with communities and existing resources on the local, state, regional, and national levels to provide workshops and conferences for families.

  • Publications:

    Awareness: Newsletter A Parent's Guide to Special Education for Children with Visual Impairments

Date Last Updated
February 2012






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