Summer Intervention Program  

At every stage in their young lives, CNIB offers programs for children, youth and young adults who are blind or partially sighted, and their families - so that they can grow into successful, confident adults.

Parents are able to participate fully in helping their child develop cognitive, independent living and social skills.

In addition to this we provide home/day care visits and counselling. Our summer intervention enables a family to hire an intervener who will provide one-on-one support for your child over the summer months ensuring they are able to maintain and enhance existing skills. They learn braille, white can techniques, independent living skills, to name a few. They are aslo reminded that sports, hobbies and leisure are equally important.

Each summer more than 30 families across Newfoundland and Labrador benefit from this program.

Here are some other programs that bring parents and children together to learn about their vision loss and to find new ways to do the things that all children like to do with and without their parents. ____________________________________________

Parent Support Group 

CNIB and Claire's Community offers a support group for parents or children (up to the age of seven) who are blind or partially sighted. Some groups This group comes together on Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the CNIB Centre, 70 The Boulevard, St John's. Parking and entrance is at the rear of the building.  

Parents of children who are blind or partially sighted are invited to join the parent support group which takes place on Thursday evenings, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the CNIB Centre, 70 The Bouldevard, St John's. Parking and entrance at the rear of the building. Tea and coffee will be served and everyone is welcome to bring along a snack to share.

Schedule January-June 2018

February 8, 2018

March 1, 2018

April 12, 2018

May 03, 2018

June 7, 2018



CNIB and Claire's Community work together to provide an opportunity for families of children with additional needs to come together in a supportive, caring and friendly environment to play, learn new skills, make new friends and share ideas. These playgroups are free and siblings are welcome.

Schedule February - June 2018, Sundays from 3:00-4:30 p.m.

February 4, 2018

March 4, 2018

April 8, 2018

May 6, 2018

June 3, 2018

CNIB Centre, 70 The Boulevard, St John's. Parking lot and entrance is located at the rear of the building.

For more information contact;

Kim Hart, B.Sc, BEd,

709-754-1180, Ext 5803



Jeanine McDonald