The Sabates Eye Centers Trolley Run benefits the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI).
CCVI was founded on September 27, 1952, as the Kansas City Nursery School for the Blind by the Kansas City Association for the Blind (now called Alphapointe Association for the Blind), the Kansas City Delta Gamma Alumnae Chapter, and the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri. In January 1999 CCVI moved into the new Children's Center Campus with two other children's agencies at 31st and Main in mid-town Kansas City.
The mission of the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired is to prepare young children who are blind and visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities, to reach their highest potential in the sighted world.
The only school of its kind in the Kansas City area, CCVI provides a comprehensive program for children, birth through kindergarten, that includes highly specialized instruction, therapy and family education. CCVI works to educate and inform the community about the visually impaired child and the services it provides.
The Infant Program provides regularly scheduled home-based instruction and therapy and Center-based evaluations of the infant's developmental progress. Preschool and kindergarten classes at the Center continue the child's preparation for entry into the public or private school systems. Speech, occupational, physical and aquatic therapy, braille instruction, orientation and mobility, low vision training and family support are additional services available.
To learn more about our programs, visit http://www.ccvi.org