Bake Sugar Cookies for the Holidays
Try our NEW sensory recipe for easy, no-chill, sugar cookies HERE. Our recipe shows how you and your child can roll out the dough together and cut it into different shapes. Then you can decorate the shapes with sugar sprinkles or icing. Enjoy the cookies during the holidays or any time of year!
Sensory Santa
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, you can help your child enjoy the holidays by engaging all their senses.

Even Santa Claus is a sensory experience. What adjectives would you use to describe “A” through “F” on his body?

When Santa visits your home this year (!) or you read a Christmas book out loud with your child, be sure to point out all of Santa’s different sounds and textures. Maybe there’s a gift in his bag of toys that is specially marked for your child with a braille label or another tactile object like a button or pom pom. For more holiday giving tips, read Paula Landry’s article HERE on how to have a successful party experience, whether it’s a birthday party or another special holiday.
Get Qualified in Vision Screening
How is Colorado identifying and supporting children who are blind or visually impaired during the pandemic? A Shared Vision’s co-founders Paula Landry and Steve Lindauer shared vision screening best practices during last week's Outreach Coffee Hour session presented by the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Western Regional Intervention Conference. View the recording HERE.

More than 600 EI professionals have completed the free vision screening course conducted by A Shared Vision in collaboration with EI Colorado. View all the qualified professionals HERE. Sessions are now available through January 2021.  Register NOW.

"I just wanted to share that I have completed my first virtual vision screening. It resulted in a referral to both medical and TVI. I just want to say how robust and helpful this process is! Conversation with the family, consultation with TVI, and way more information to share with the school district when we transition this guy out of early intervention. I am inspired by the collaboration this screener requires. Thank you!" Jenifer Dickson, Developmental Specialist, Sprout Family Services, Alaska
A Note of Gratitude

A heartfelt “thank you” to our donors, friends and family who supported A Shared Vision this year. It’s not too late to show your support! Your gift to A Shared Vision will help us further our impact of identifying and supporting families with young children who are blind or visually impaired so that all children can discover their brightest future. 
Remember, your cash gift qualifies for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit. Half of your qualifying donation is offset dollar-for-dollar against your Colorado income taxes. In addition, you can deduct your fully qualifying contribution on your federal income taxes if you itemize deductions.  For those that take the standard deduction, because of the CARES Act, this year you can receive an additional deduction of $300 if you make a cash donation to a qualifying charity. 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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