First Steps Vision ServicesVision Rehabilitation Center of the Ozarks provides children with visual impairments, ages birth to three and their families, the initial supports to have a positive impact on development during the early childhood years. In-home services work one-on-one with children, ages birth to three, and their families to teach children with vision impairments how to maximize the vision they have, safely explore new environments, adapt environment for learning, target developmental milestones, and much more.

Supports provided by VRCO include:

  • A home visit to collect information about the child and their family.
  • Monthly monitoring sessions with a certified teacher of the visually impaired.
  • Resources on the community, state, and national levels that are available to children and families.
  • Eye Exams by Optometrists specializing in low vision and neurological based vision impairments.

Specialized services include:

  • Teaching the use of Braille.
  • Orientation and mobility.
  • Deafblind instruction.
  • Low vision aids.
  • Assistive technology.
  • Parent education and support.