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.

BVI Family Support
This MDE-LIO page 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 kit helps parents and teachers of infants who are visually impaired become involved as primary members of the intervention team.