Texas Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

General Information

Texas Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
C/O Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)
Austin Texas 1 78756
http://www.tapvi.com

Brief Description

Enable parents to find relevant information and resources. • Offer networking opportunities to connect families. • Increase public awareness about the specific needs of our children so they are included in their community • Foster communication among the agencies and organizations

Staff

Isela Wilson,President,iselawilson@yahoo.com,956 778 1142

Services Offered

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • We sponsor parent meetings, family activities, workshops and conferences on visual impairment and related issues and participate in community events to raise awareness about visual impairments. We collaborate with DARS Division for Blind Services, the Regional Educational Service Centers and TAER.
  • Information and Referral
    • We empower families of children who have blindness or visual impairments by providing information and referrals and helping families successfully navigate complex educational, medical, and service systems.
  • Support Groups
    • Texas is a big state. To help our members connect and network with one another, we have a TAPVI page on Facebook. Here families can share their experiences and photos, and we post VI event info and links to resources. TAPVI has local members in various regions across Texas. If you are interested in starting or participating in a local support group, please contact us.