Meet Will
The Shuberts adopted Will in 2018 after he spent a year with them as foster parents and with another foster family in Grand Junction. The same Early Intervention Teacher of the Visually Impaired from A Shared Vision has been their provider throughout these transitions. Since he was four months old, “she’s been Will’s constant. Not only to support him, but also to support me,” explains Shannan, Will’s mom. 

Will has many complex needs, including vision loss due to cortical visual impairment.  “He’s been blowing the doctors’ predictions out of the water. The love that Will gets from us and his team, that’s the best medicine there is,” says Shannan.

Now three years old, Will is getting ready for another transition – preschool! He will be attending Fletcher Miller School for children with special needs. To prepare Will for these next steps, the Shuberts take him everywhere they go – church, baseball games, even camping. Except for making adaptations to improve his mobility and give him access to everyday routines, they treat him like a typical child. “He’s just a three- year-old boy with different ways of learning,” says Shannan. “He’s an inspiration for us all.”
Why Are Routines Important?
Routines are an important part of any child's life because they help children develop a sense of stability and order as well as give children the information and experiences necessary to complete tasks with increasing independence. They're especially important for children with visual impairments, who often have difficulty observing what’s going on in the world around them.  Learn ways to establish routines with your child HERE . Check out our PARENT RESOURCES for more information.
Family Events
Now on Saturdays!
Do you have a pumpkin patch friend? Join us in Denver or Greeley on Saturday, September 28th from 10-11:30 am for a fun, sensory learning activity and meet other A Shared Vision families in your area!

Click HERE to register. The events are free.
Survey Says...Families Are Grateful for
A Shared Vision's Services
And, we are honored to be part of their lives. Polled this summer in our third annual satisfaction survey, our families overwhelmingly felt that their needs and their children’s were met and the education and coaching provided to them were beneficial for their child’s development. As one parent commented, “ Through our partnership with A Shared Vision I feel like I understand our child better and have learned how to best help him to make the most of his vision. This is one of the most valuable gifts I have ever received! Thank you!” 

If you know a family that could benefit from A Shared Vision’s support, click HERE or contact .
Support A Shared Vision While You Shop
Thanks to everyone who has participated since April, we’ve raised almost $500 through the King Soopers/City Market community rewards program. It’s not too late to support A Shared Vision while you shop for groceries! Learn how to connect your King Soopers/City Market loyalty card to A Shared Vision HERE .

If you shop through Amazon , the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to A Shared Vision.  Learn more HERE .
A Shared Vision is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the leading provider of in-home and community early intervention 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.
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