Celebrate White Cane Awareness Day!
The white cane is an essential tool that gives children with blindness or visual impairments the ability to navigate their environment. In effect, it makes their hands and arms longer so they can assess a situation and move quickly and confidently at home, school, or around a neighborhood. 

For babies and toddlers, moving independently and safely in their environment is called Orientation & Mobility. A teacher from A Shared Vision trained in O & M helps a family learn to encourage a child’s purposeful movement, teach body parts and directional concepts, and help their child with an early mobility device such as a push toy or small cane.   LEARN MORE ABOUT O & M
Make a BOO-tiful Footprint for Halloween
A footprint ghost is a fun and easy craft project you can make with your child to celebrate Halloween. The contrasting colors appeal to children who are visually impaired. All you need is washable white craft paint (like Crayola kids paint), a piece of black card stock and a small paint brush. First, paint your child's foot or dip it in a tray of paint. Have your child step on the paper to make a footprint. Then add your own details to make it boo-tiful!
Meet Our Extern
Thuy (pronounced “Twee”) Phan has joined A Shared Vision as our first extern! Thuy is a third-year doctoral student at the University of Northern Colorado. She has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Special Education, focusing on teaching school-age children with low vision and blindness. She accompanies our founder, Paula Landry, on home visits to observe how she supports families who have children, birth to age three, with visual impairments. While she finishes her doctorate, Thuy plans to return to her home country, Vietnam, and introduce an early intervention model like A Shared Vision’s LEARN MORE
A Shared Vision Is Turning Three!

A Shared Vision is celebrating its third year when the Colorado Avalanche plays the Anaheim Ducks on October 26 th ! Our party begins at 5:30 pm on the Club level of the Pepsi Center, followed by the hockey game at 7 pm. We’ll have appetizers, libations and free Avs t-shirts ! Come hear the story of one of the families A Shared Vision supports and how their Early Intervention Teacher of the Visually Impaired taught them how to nurture their son and give them hope. 

Buy your ticket(s) to the October 26th game before they sell out. There are three different pricing options available but you must buy a ticket to attend our pre-game birthday party. We hope to see you on October 26th!
FREE Braille Books
Several organizations that support children with blindness and visual impairments are encouraging literacy by offering subscriptions to FREE braille books. Go to these websites to sign up.
Thank you for supporting A Shared Vision while you shop for groceries at King Soopers or City Market! Since July we have raised another $500 through their community rewards program. It’s easy to participate. Learn how to connect your King Soopers/City Market loyalty card to A Shared Vision 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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