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Spotting vision impairment in a child and what to do about it

You may have some indications from birth that your child has a vision impairment, or you may notice signs as your baby grows.

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Getting a Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI)

What is a Certificate of Vision Impairment and how do you get one.

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Registering your child as vision impaired with your local council

What to expect when you register your child as sight impaired (partially sighted) or severely sight impaired (blind) with your local council.

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Things you can do to help your vision impaired baby's development

How you can help your vision impaired baby learn and explore the world around them.

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Benefits for blind children and their parents and carers

Depending on your child's condition and your family circumstances, you may be eligible for benefits. Find out what you might be eligible for and how to apply.

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Finding the right school for your vision impaired child

Choosing a school is a big decision for you and your child. To help you feel confident in making this decision, here are some tips.

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Finding a job as a vision impaired young person

As a general rule, you will have the same questions and issues searching for a job as a sighted person. However, there are some things that are specific to your circumstances.

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