The resources and products on this page can assist parents of students who are Blind/Visually Impaired (BVI) as they navigate early childhood.


MDE-LIO does not endorse the purchase or use of any non-State Board of Education-adopted commercial products. Products and services noted below are included for information only and their inclusion should not be interpreted as a recommendation of MDE-LIO.

MDE-LIO Family Support

This section provides many resources for families of children who are BVI.

VIPS At Home Program

The VIPS At Home: Parent Empowerment Program is a three-module program developed by APH and Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS). VIPS At Home addresses the needs of first-time parents of children who are BVI.

Reach for the Stars

This guidebook helps families work with school personnel to create educational plans that will lead to inclusive educational programs.

Parents and Their Infants with Visual Impairments (PAIVI), 2nd Edition Kit

This set of materials is designed to help parents and teachers of infants who are visually impaired become involved as primary members of the intervention team.