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As of July 1, 2014, Blind Babies Foundation became a program of Junior Blind, a leading non-profit organization helping children and adults who are blind, visually impaired or multi-disabled achieve independence. With similar missions and visions, the union between Junior Blind and Blind Babies Foundation is a natural fit and our combined strengths will ensure brighter futures for even more babies in need of our critical services.  To learn more, please visit www.juniorblind.org/bbf.

On November 2nd, Superfest: International Disability Film Festival will rock San Francisco once again with a full day of short films that will make you laugh, cry, and think about disability in a whole new way. Get more info at superfestfilm.com and buy your tickets now. For updates about the event, join the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/716991268387672/

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Mission

When an infant or preschooler is identified as blind or visually impaired, Blind Babies Foundation provides family-centered services to support the child's optimal development and access to the world.

If you'd like to help support our mission, click here to donate now.
Please note: We use a nonprofit service to process our credit card transactions. GIVEDIRECT is the name that will appear on your credit card statement - not Blind Babies Foundation.  Using a 3rd party helps us keep our costs low and allows us to spend more time and money on our programs!
 

Services

Blind Babies Foundation has been providing critical early intervention and education services to infants and preschoolers who are blind or visually impaired for 60 years. Our family-centered services are provided in the home environment and encourage every child’s development to the fullest degree possible with careful attention to their individual abilities and needs. Through our Access VIS program, our Vision Impairment Specialists help more than 560 children each year in 14 central and northern California counties at no cost to families.

"Our son has a visual impairment which put us on a hunt for some sound help and direction. We have been on a medical and emotional roller-coaster and we can wholeheartedly say that having BBF at our side has made this trying time much easier to handle."  - Steve & Jody C. of Lodi, California
 

Why Use Our Services?

The birth of a baby marks the beginning of many challenges for a family. With a baby who is visually impaired, the challenges are more complex. The early intervention program of BBF, called Access VIS, helps the entire family adjust by:
  • providing parent education
  • providing information -supporting the parent/child relationship
  • connecting the family to resources
  • attending medical visits with families
  • administering visual and developmental assessments
  • referral to other agencies
  • supporting family advocacy skills
  • giving opportunities for families to meet and to learn from one another
Click here to find out why Early Intervention is so essential.