The hidden disability you need to know about: Cortical / Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI)

1 in 30Recent research shows up to 1 in 30 kids in mainstream classrooms have CVI-related vision difficulties.

60-70%of kids with Cerebral Palsy have CVI. It’s also common in Autism, Down Syndrome, and neurodevelopmental conditions.

#1 causeCVI is the leading cause of childhood blindness. Based in the brain, it’s misunderstood and underdiagnosed.

Kids with CVI have a right to life-changing access. With comprehensive assessments, targeted interventions, and accessible instruction and learning environments, children with CVI can learn to access their world and find lifelong success.

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Kids with CVI CaN’T WAIT

Learn about CVI and earn credits

The CVI Center at Perkins is a leader in CVI training. We’re here to support you through your CVI learning journey every step of the way. Our professional development offerings are rooted in current science and promising practices, and center the lived experiences of people with CVI. We support your work empowering children with CVI to fully access their learning.

  • Our professional development offerings are designed for educators, services providers (TVIs, O&Ms, OTs, PTs, SLPs), school administrators, and parents.
  • Scholarships are available. We’re committed to ensuring equitable access to continuing education on CVI.
  • Inquire for group options—custom packages available.
  • Email Raquel Ronzone at [email protected] to learn more.

Expand your CVI knowledge

Choose the live virtual CVI professional development opportunity that is right for you.

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90-min CVI Workshop

90 minutes, 1.5 credits
$99
Learn about CVI, the brain’s visual system, the CVI visual behaviors, and CVI’s impact on learning.

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Half-day CVI Workshop

3 hours, 3.5 credits
$359
Deep dive into CVI and the brain, CVI visual behaviors and their impact on access to learning and the environment, compensatory skills, and examples of what access looks like.

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Full-day CVI Workshop

5 hours, 6 credits
$499
In-depth case study analysis and discussion. Deep dive into the CVI visual behaviors and their impact on access to learning and the environment, compensatory skills, and examples of what access looks like.

Take our CVI online course

Ready to go big with your CVI learning? Take our 8-week graduate-level online course, CVI: A foundational overview and understanding.

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The CVI Center

We are urgently confronting CVI

We’re on a mission to reach 50,000 kids with CVI in 3 years. Join us!

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Henry’s CVI was missed by doctors and educators until he was 5 years old.

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