Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Miami Lighthouse Blind Babies Holiday Toy Drive

On Sunday, December 4, the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind will host a great event at the Learning Express Toy Store in Pinecrest (9529 South Dixie Highway) featuring the very popular, Ziggy the Clown! Please bring your kids to enjoy Ziggy the Clown while you shop for your holiday gifts and get 10% off your purchases from 11:30am - 1:00pm. The Learning Express will generously donate 10% of all purchases to Miami Lighthouse's Blind Babies program.

Little Lighthouse
The Little Lighthouse Blind Babies program at Miami Lighthouse gives blind and visually impaired babies and toddlers the opportunity to begin discovering our world. Ordinarily more than 80 percent of early learning is visual, so these children need special attention from birth onward. Miami Lighthouse also provides a supportive and instructional environment for moms and other caregivers.
Direct Intervention Services- Support program that provides in-home intervention for children ages birth to five with a visual impairment that impedes their ability to function independently and learn incidentally through vision. Individual services are identified in each child’s individual service plan resulting from assessment and parent information.
Consultative Services- Support services available to assist families in identifying and/or accessing needed resources to promote growth and development of child and family well-being.
Playgroup- Playgroups are held at the Miami Lighthouse twice a week and designed to provide participating children with further opportunity for skill and social development.
Family Support Groups- Family support groups are available on a monthly basis and cover a variety of topics. The group seeks to provide peer support as well as community resources.
Professional Training- Professional development workshops are available to the community and include information on different eye conditions, identification of possible visual impairments, classroom modification and adaptation, compensatory skill development, and available resources.


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