CNIB Foundation Alberta & Northwest Territories

Child and Family Resources


Description
Provides resources for children and families living with vision loss.

Service offers:

  • assessment of developmental needs associated with vision loss
  • consideration of additional disabilities and environmental needs
  • life skills training
  • educational toys and games and toy lending library
  • children / teen / parents support groups
  • summer youth programs
  • early intervention programs
Affiliation: Alberta Society for the Visually Impaired (ASVI)Key Provider: child and family counsellors, occupational therapists
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to individuals ages 21 years and younger (and their families) who have uncorrectable vision loss.
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service
  • individual may obtain eye report from physican or eye care specialist 
  • physican may refer to CNIB directly 
  • contact for more information about specific programs 
Referral Process: Yes,

Although clients may access this service directly, they will be asked to obtain a report from their eye care / medical practitioner describing their visual acuity and eye condition. Medical practitioners may refer patients to CNIB by forwarding a report of their patient's eye condition.



Waiting Period: Yes,

Wait times vary, contact for details.

Toll Free
1-800-365-2642
Telephone
780-488-4871
Fax
780-482-0017
TTY
780-482-4089
Web Site
http://www.cnib.ca
Email
alberta@cnib.ca
Languages
American Sign Language (ASL); Interpreters / Translators
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Documents Required

Although clients may access this service directly, they will be asked to obtain a report from their eye care / medical practitioner describing their visual acuity and eye condition. Medical practitioners may refer patients to CNIB by forwarding a report of their patient's eye condition.

Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Registered Charity / Foundation, Registered Not-For-Profit
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
November 29, 2018
Address
11150 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T5K 0C7
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Tue
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Wed
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Thu
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Fri
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM