You are supporting new beginnings every day at Blind Children’s Learning Center. Each one is unique, but families often share the same emotions shortly before their arrival: hopelessness, fear, and confusion. “Maddie was missing all her milestones. What services would she need?” remembers her mom, Michelle. “Has anyone else gone through this? What are all these acronyms? Who can help us?”
Other parents like Chris recall neighborhood kids developing so much faster than his daughter, Sabrina. “It felt so unfair.”
- At 23 months of age, Charlie’s development is advancing after enrolling in his toddler classroom and speech therapy in August. Kristin remarks, “He finally said, ‘Mama’, three weeks into class. He’s more joyful on school days.”
- Sabrina began early intervention services in February at 10-months. From in-person services, to virtual services, and then back to on-site learning, she has leaped forward every step of the way. Parents Chris and Claudia share, “Sabrina is processing more visually, reaching for and grasping objects with more accuracy, and making friends. We feel like we hit the jackpot.”
- Maddie, age 5, has received services at BCLC since she was a toddler. She learned the entire Braille alphabet during quarantine, but what her mom celebrates most is, “Maddie is comfortable with who she is. She understands her limitations but has learned to focus on what she can do. When possible, she loves to help her friends.”
Please send a gift today for the hundreds of families who need you at the beginning of their journey.