The KSSB Family Infant-Toddler (FIT) program, in partnership with the Kansas Early Childhood Developmental Services, offers high-quality vision services for Kansas children who are blind or visually impaired, ages birth to three, at no cost. Our collaboration allows us to provide comprehensive support and ensure that every child and their families receive the specialized care they need during these crucial early years.
WE ARE COMMITTED to breaking down barriers and ensuring infants and toddlers who are blind or visually impaired receive the support they deserve.
WE BELIEVE every family facing blindness and visual impairment has the resources and guidance needed to thrive.
WE ARE PASSIONATE about supporting families during the critical early years of their child’s development.
OUR TEAM of certified vision teachers and orientation and mobility specialists brings extensive experience working with children with visual impairments.
OUR SERVICES are free to Kansas families and local infant-toddler providers (Part C).
- Early intervention is essential for a child’s success. Our vision providers work closely with families and their local infant-toddler service providers to address developmental concerns, enhance sensory skills, and offer strategies and accommodations tailored to each child.
- We conduct thorough assessments to identify their strengths and create personalized intervention plans that meet their unique needs in collaboration with the goals set by their family.
- We participate in joint home visits as part of collaborative teaming with the local infant-toddler service providers to foster the child’s development until they transition to preschool.
Strengthening Family Connections
- Families play a vital role in their child’s development. To assist them on this incredible journey, we provide educational resources, workshops, and support groups to equip them with the knowledge and tools necessary to nurture their child’s growth.
- We facilitate opportunities for families to connect and share experiences through networking events and community engagement activities.
- Building a solid support network can be incredibly valuable, and we strive to create a sense of community for families supported by the FIT program.