A Shared Vision is the leading provider of in-home and community vision services in Colorado. We inspire and empower families to nurture the development of their very young children who are blind or visually impaired so that all children may discover their brightest future.
Meet Baylee
Baylee turned two on December 15 th . Her parents began working with their Early Intervention Teacher of the Visually Impaired from A Shared Vision almost immediately after she sustained brain injuries during a difficult birth. The development of her vision was affected. 

As Baylee got older, it was hard for her mom Dana to watch Baylee struggle with walking, going up and down stairs, or using fine motor skills because she was visually impaired.

“My EI-TVI was always there telling me that Baylee just needed a little extra help and to be patient with her. To not worry about the things we can’t control but to do what we can to help her. My EI-TVI was a good coach.”
Through regular home visits with her EI-TVI, Dana has learned how to involve Baylee in everyday routines. Baylee likes apples. When they go grocery shopping together, Dana and Baylee look for the red apples together because they are brightly colored. “I’ve been letting her help me in the kitchen. I let her watch my husband cook and I explain to her what he’s doing,” says Dana.  “Kids with disabilities like a visual impairment can develop so much more than we realize,” says Dana. “They just need patience and time.”
Children who are blind or visually impaired need to know about colors. Even if a child can’t see the colors, he or she needs to understand the concept of colors and how they are used as descriptive words. This February, talk about the color red with your kiddo and make a Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin with these instructions HERE.
It takes empathy -- understanding the feelings of others -- to build successful relationships. A sighted child begins to gather information about others' feelings after understanding their own feelings and identifying similar feelings in others by observing facial expressions.

A child who is blind or visually impaired will need to be taught to identify their own feelings, to understand others have feelings that differ from their own feelings, and to recognize their words and actions can alter others’ feelings.

Join us for a fun, sensory learning activity and meet other A Shared Vision families in your area!

Make a story box with us and build your child's literacy skills at these locations.

  • March 8, Grand Junction, Central Library
  • March 26, Greeley, Farr Library
  • April 8, Sterling, Sterling Library
  • April 12, Denver, Eloise May Library

A Shared Vision is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
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