In the 1950s, a group of Atlanta parents faced a mutual challenge: how to help their visually impaired children reach their full potential in life. They sought specialized training for their children in orientation and mobility, advanced communication, and daily living skills. In 1962, these parents established Community Services for the Blind, which later merged with Metropolitan Atlanta Association for the Blind. In 1987, the agency became the Center for the Visually Impaired, Georgia's largest comprehensive, fully accredited private organization serving visually impaired individuals of all ages.
The mission of the Center for the Visually Impaired is to provide comprehensive services to promote independence with dignity and the preservation of self worth for individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired. For over 45 years, CVI has helped people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired excel in academics, graduate from high school and college, succeed in their careers and hope for the future. CVI also provides education, counseling and support to family members and caregivers. Throughout every stage of life and all degrees of vision loss, CVI offers clients individualized services through its program areas:
|Address||739 West Peachtree Street, N.W.
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