Visiting Teacher Service:
The Department of Education and Skills provides a visiting teacher service for children who are blind/visually impaired at pre school, primary and secondary level. They offer advice and support in all aspects of education including specialist equipment and instruction.
For further information visit: www.education.ie/en/Parents/Services/Visiting-Teacher-Service
Child Vision is dedicated to the education and therapy needs of blind and multi-disabled children, from birth up to 23 years of age. The organisation’s team includes speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, teachers, nurses, braille specialists, social care workers, and pet and equine therapists.
For further information, visit: www.childvision.ie
Féach is a voluntary support group made up of parents of blind and visually impaired children. This peer-led support is available to any new parents who are experiencing visual impairment for the first time.
For further information, visit: www.feach.ie
Albinism Fellowship UK and Ireland:
The Albinism Fellowship is a volunteer-run organisation that aims to provide information, advice and support for people with albinism and their families. It also provides information about the condition to professionals working with people with albinism, and other appropriate interested parties.
For further information, visit: www.albinism.org.uk
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind:
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is dedicated to helping people who are blind or vision impaired and families of children with autism to achieve improved mobility and independence. The organisation provides a guide dog programme for people who have a vision impairment or total sight loss, and an assistance dog programme for children with autism and their families.
For further information, visit: www.guidedogs.ie