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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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The visual pathway from the eye to the brain

Part 3 of a 5-part series on the visual system. Trace vision from the retina to the visual cortex, learn about visual field loss in kids with CVI

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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.

Even when you think you aren’t being heard, parent voices are the loudest and most effective for making lasting change.
- Dr. Linda McDowell, Co-Director of the National Center for Deaf-Blindness

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.