The California Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments is a non-profit organization of, by, and for parents committed to providing support to the parents of children who have visual impairments.
"Parents must regard themselves as the long-lasting resource and the only consistent persons who continually have the child's interest at heart throughout their lifetime."
- Lee Robinson, Founding Member of NAPVI (National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairements)
CAPVI is dedicated to providing information and opportunities to connect to parents of children with visual impairments with each other as well as the professional resources that are available to help in the education and raising of their children.
CAPVI aims to:
- Provide emotional support to families of children with visual impairments.
- Provide opportunities for families to network with each other and establish community.
- Provide opportunities for parents and professionals to network.
- Advocate for educational needs of children who are blind or have low vision.
- Increase public awareness about children with visual impairments so communities will be more accepting and accessible
CAPVI hopes to achieve its aims through workshops, emails, and connection points which will help parents meet the special needs of their children with visual impairments.
Ways to Get Involved
If you want to join CAPVI, email your name, name of your child(ren) and their ages plus diagnosis to: Co-Chair, Anne Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are a California nonprofit corporation, C1607838. If you have any questions regarding membership please contact current Northern Co-Chair, Anne Ward at email@example.com.
Donations are always welcomed, please reference below for how to donate.
Monthly Zoom Meetings
In collaboration with the California School for the Blind Education Resource Center, CAPVI is hosting monthly Zoom meetings aimed at connecting parents and sharing new information and resources.
Email List-Serve (CAPVI news Google Group)
CAPVI news is a Google group intended to keep you informed about opportunities and events offered by CAPVI and our partner organizations.
CAPVI on Facebook
Visit and join the CAPVI Facebook page to connect with each other, and share information.
Annual Meeting at CTEBVI
Information regarding the CAPVI annual meeting at the California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CTEBVI) annual conference will be provided in advance of the CTEBVI conference. Visit the CTEBVI web page for more information .
Donations to CAPVI will be used to support families of students with visual impairments. The money donated in the recent years has been spent to support families to attend the California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CTEBVI) annual conference.
If you would like to donate to CAPVI, please mail donation to:
414 West Mill St.
Ukiah, CA 95482
Northern California Co-Chair: Anne Ward - firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern California Co-Chair (Spanish Speaking): Carlos Martinez - email@example.com
Parent Advisor: Judith Lesner - firstname.lastname@example.org
CAPVI is actively looking for new board members.
Contact CAPVI at email@example.com