Ongoing Events

Living With Low Vision

Every month, CVI's Low Vision Clinic will be traveling to do the Living With Vision Loss program. This is a special no-cost program that will feature two parts; Vision 101 and the Low Vision Clinic.

For more information on this program please click here.

Tech Tools for Independence

Join CVI for a free, monthly demonstration of accessible technology for the user who is blind or visually impaired.

For more information on this monthly demonstration, please click here.

CVI Monthly Open House - Come and See What CVI Can Do for You

Every 4th Thursday, 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

*Please note that November's Open House will take place on Monday November 26, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Are you or someone you know having difficulty reading the newspaper or small print? Have you recently experience a reduction in your vision that hinders your daily tasks? Are you concerned about loss or gain of employment due to your decrease in vision? Do you have challenges watching TV or seeing your computer screen? Do you want to learn how to be more independent in your home?

If so, then please attend our Open House. For one hour prospective clients and their families will learn about the Center’s services and programs, complete a short application for services and get a tour of the facility. All Open Houses’ are held on the 4th Thursday of the month from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. in the Bellsouth conference Room at 739 West Peachtree Street, NW.

Sign in starts at 12:45 p.m.; and we start promptly at 1 p.m. We are located in the Midtown area of Atlanta so please allocate extra time for travel and parking. To learn more and RSVP, please contact Bill Epperson, VisAbility Hub Director at 404-602-4343 or by e-mail at bepperson@cviga.org.

At CVI, there are a variety of support groups available to help you with the emotional, practical and social aspects of vision loss.

No matter what condition you are struggling with – diabetes, macular degeneration, blindness – there are others to help guide you on this journey.

Adjusting to Vision Loss Support Group

Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This group is open to anyone who is visually impaired and their friends and family. The group focuses on life as a newly blind or visually impaired person. Members discuss coping strategies and tips and also provide encouragement and support to each other.

Client BEGIN Parent Groups

BEGIN Parent groups are provided to those who have children participating in weekly preschool classes, typically on Thursdays, for 45 minutes. During that time, BEGIN's Licensed Clinical Social Worker facilitates a variety of topics including emotional support, transition, parent advocacy, guest speakers, resources, and best-practice tips for parenting a child who is visually impaired or blind.

For parents who participate in Monday Music & Movement classes, BEGIN's Licensed Clinical Social Worker also facilitates a similar, actively engaged, group to provide information and resources.

Client BEGIN Music and Movement

First and Third Monday of each Month 10:30-11:30 AM

The Music and Movement group is led by a Licensed Music Therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. This group is for parents and our BEGIN children who are not yet walking.

Why is music important?

  • Music helps develop speech and language skills.
  • Music helps develop listening skills.
  • Music helps develop motor coordination.
  • Music helps develop eye-hand coordination.
  • Music helps develop math skills.
  • Music helps cognitive development.
  • Music helps children relax.
  • Music helps children learn to socialize.
  • Music helps develop self-esteem.

Contact BEGIN at 404-602-4333 for more information.