CBVI in conjunction with the Keystone Blind Association (KBA) is a partner in the Keystone Kids Program for blind children.
Keystone Kids is a community-based instruction program, specifically designed for young people, ages 8 through 21, with vision impairment. The program gives participants opportunity to develop skills for independence and self-sufficiency. The impact of this type of skill development manifests itself in the years ahead as students transition into college or the workplace.
Many of the blind and visually impaired children in our community attend large public schools. More often than not, a child might be the only blind or visually impaired student in the school. Keystone Kids gives these special students a chance to meet and socialize with other boys and girls who understand the challenges of living with vision loss. Keystone Kids offers Saturday/weekend activities throughout the year.
In the summer of 2010, the Keystone Kids traveled to Disney World for a week-long, behind- the- scenes look at the world’s largest theme park. The group participated in the Youth Education Series (YES) at Disney that was specially adapted to accommodate students with blindness and visual impairments. The trip was an exciting one, filled with learning, exploration, and the magic of Disney! We are planning to sponsor trips to other exciting destinations in the future!
For more information about CBVI’s Keystone Kids Program please call 610-874-1476 ext.161.