CVI Now

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What is CVI?

CVI is a brain-based visual impairment caused by damage to the visual pathways or visual processing areas of the brain.

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How is CVI diagnosed?

CVI is the most common cause of pediatric visual impairment. It’s critical to obtain an accurate CVI diagnosis and advocate for your child.

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After the Diagnosis

After your child is diagnosed with CVI, you should follow these five steps involving processing emotions, obtaining assessments and beginning intervention.

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Expert Q&A: Navigating the IEP Process

Angela Gowans, education advocate, discusses components of the IEP and advice on how to advocate for your child's needs

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8 literacy resources for children with CVI

Every child with CVI has a right to an assessment-driven, dynamic, and student-centered approach to literacy.

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6 ways CVI impacts the reading process

Our reading brain, the CVI brain, and how all kids with CVI have a right to a comprehensive path to literacy

No more wait and see.
- Rebecca, Eliza's Mom

Kids with CVI can't wait

Cortical Visual Impairment/Cerebral Visual Impairment is the new leading cause of blindness for children in the United States.

This is why we created CVI Now — for every child, for every mom, for every dad. Join us.