Offers emotional support for parents of blind or visually impaired children. Provides information, training and assistance, and help in understanding and using available resources. Publishes Awareness, a quarterly newsletter.


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 national and international agencies.

Lighthouse Guild
15 West 65th Street
New York, New York 10023
(800) 562-6265

Social media

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Organizational membership

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


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.


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


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


Linda Gerra, Executive Director
Tel: 212–769–6318

Education programs

Low Vision

Last updated: June 25, 2019