STARS - Youth Services

STARS student at the MARTA station

See STARS Slideshow

Your visually impaired child is just like any other boy or girl. Hanging out with friends, participating in sports and wanting to feel good about themselves are a few of their priorities. But when they are the only student in their school with a disability, sometimes they can feel isolated and alone.

As a parent, you want to provide your child with a safe place where they can belong -- where they can gain the self-confidence and skills necessary to thrive. CVI’s STARS (Social, Therapeutic, Academic and Recreational Services) program is that place.

Programming takes place year round through After School Enrichment, Summer Camp, Mentoring and weekend recreational events. Each component has a focus on at least one of the nine elements in the Expanded Core Curriculum:

  • Functional academic skills
  • Orientation and mobility
  • Social interaction skills
  • Independent living skills
  • Recreation and leisure skills
  • Career education
  • Use of assistive technology
  • Sensory efficiency skills
  • Self-determination

For more information about joining the STARS program, contact Stephanie Pizza, Director for Children & Youth Services (BEGIN & STARS), at 404-602-4331.

STARS Program Registration 2018-19

STARS After-School Registration 2018-19

STARS Summer Camp Registration 2018

Click here to view the STARS Library Catalog

CVI's Low Vision Clinic also provides low vision evaluations for students from Kindergarten through graduation.