We're Doing Home Visits by Video!
A Shared Vision supports more than 200 families in Colorado. Their health, and the health of their children, is one of our biggest concerns. It's especially important that our teachers be there to support our families during these challenging times.

We are still doing home visits with our families. When we can't meet in person because of illness, the weather or schedules, we are supporting our families through live video calls.
They are very similar to FaceTime, What's App or Google Duo but HIPAA compliant.

If A Shared Vision supports your family and you are interested in meeting your EI-TVI during a live video call, please contact her directly. She is ready to help.
Meet Jada
Jackeline Orellana was six months pregnant when she learned during an ultrasound that her baby Jada’s brain was enlarged. When Jada was born the doctors found she had multiple brain deformities, which affected her vision. She started working with her EI-TVI from A Shared Vision when Jada was four months old.

Jackeline understands the challenges of raising a child with developmental delays. She has a 21-year-old sister who has special needs. “I want to be strong like my mom," says Jackeline. To encourage Jackeline, her mom explains, “God knows why things happen. We were chosen to take care of our special needs angels.”

With help from her EI-TVI, Jackeline joined a support group of five mothers who have children with infantile spasms. “It’s hard being a special needs parent because not everyone understands what you’re experiencing,” explains Jackeline.   “The support group is really nice. We can ask each other questions. There’s always something new the doctors tell us that we can discuss. And we’ve become friends,” explains Jackeline. 
Let's Make Music!
A Shared Vision hosted its first music therapy class on March 7. The families who attended banged a big drum, shook egg maracas and strummed guitars. They sang simple rhymes with Amanda Bryant, the music therapist leading the class. They learned how music stimulates all their senses, sometimes calming them down or making them more curious. Click HERE to view photos of the event. While we have cancelled future in-person classes for the time being, stay tuned for other music offerings this year.
Singing songs helps children develop language skills
Seen on the Ski Slopes
A Shared Vision ’s executive director, Steven Lindauer, volunteered this winter for the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center where he accompanied Paula Landry’s daughter, Maddie, on her first ski lesson with an adaptive ski instructor from the BOEC.

Maddie, a senior in high school, is blind but that didn’t stop her from trying something new. “Having never skied before, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. My instructor was awesome! He took the time to walk me through each step and made sure I could do everything independently.  The BOEC program made learning easy and fun. I can’t wait to go back!” said Maddie.

Sally Burch, one of A Shared Vision ’s EI-TVIs and an Orientation & Mobility specialist, chaperoned a group of high school students who are visually impaired during their lesson at Crested Butte. Learn more about Sally HERE .
Get the Inside Scoop
A Shared Vision continues to experience record growth! In 2019, more than 200 families received 2,241 service visits from our EI-TVIs, a 38% increase from 2018. That’s more than 10 times the number of vision services provided by any other center-based organization or EI provider group. Read our Annual Report 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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