Summer Intervention Program  

At every stage in their young lives, CNIB is a resource for children and youth living with vision loss, and their families – helping them grow into successful, confident adults. 

Parents are able to participate fully in helping their child further develop their cognitive, independent living and social skills. In addition to the many support groups, home/daycare visits and counselling sessions, CNIB  has a Summer Intervention Program which enables a family to hire a one-on-one intervener for their child over the summer months. 

Each summer, the Summer Intervention Program provides one-on-one support to more than thirty families across Newfoundland and Labrador. Through this program, our clients are able to maintain existing skills while developing new skills, and learning to be more  independent  and  participate  fully in their communities.  Our  young  students worked on a variety of skills such as braille and white cane use, learning sight words and sensory programs.

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 Parent Support Group

CNIB offers a support group for parents of children up to the age of seven. Some groups are interactive with the parents and children participating together, while other meetings are a more intimate gathering of just parents.

Parents of children who are blind or partially sighted are invited to join the parent support group. The next group gathering will be on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at the CNIB Centre, 70 The Boulevard, St John's. Tea and coffee will be served and everyones welcome to bring along a snack to share.

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If you would like to learn more about the CNIB SummerIntervention Program, contact: Kimberlie Hart at 709-754-1180, ext: 5803 or email: kimberlie.hart@cnib.ca