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Massachusetts Association for Parents of the Visually Impaired - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Massachusetts Association for Parents of the Visually Impaired
3 Millgate Road
Kingston, MA 02364
(339) 832-1569 (Local)
reilystinytots@msn.com

Brief Description

We are a Massachusetts non-profit organization dedicated to sharing information and resources relating to raising visually impaired children.

MAPVI is an affiliate of NAPVI, the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments.

No one is excluded from MAPVI. Our children range in age from infancy to adulthood and have many types and severities of visual impairments. Some of our kids are in early intervention programs, while others are in mainstreamed, specialized, or vocational educational settings. All are welcome!

Our members are the parents and extended family of children with vision impairments as well as professionals who work with visually impaired students.

Staff

Christine Reilly, Contact Person, (339) 832-1569, reilystinytots@msn.com

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Initiates outreach programs and networking among families of children with visual impairments.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides support and information and advocates for the educational needs and welfare of children who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Support for Parents
    • Provides leadership, support, and training to assist parents in helping their children reach their full potential.
  • Support Groups
    • Offers mutual family support through meetings, activities and individual contact and an annual training conference.
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