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Education Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Children

“The opportunities you have given me have truly opened up my world”
—P., Poland

ESBVICWelcome to Education Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Children, a statewide service of Catholic Charities Maine providing assessment, instruction, and consultation to blind and visually impaired children, their parents, and school personnel.

Among the services we offer are:

  • Low vision training
  • Braille Instruction
  • Instruction in use of adaptive equipment
  • Selection and/or modification of specialized curriculum
  • Activities of daily living
  • Strategies to facilitate concept development
  • Consultation to schools and families about the implications of visual impairment

Working in partnership with Maine's Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) local schools, and CDS sites, our certified teachers work with children from birth through 21 years old, helping them reach their fullest potential as independent, successful members of our community.

Applications should come through the IEP, IFSP, or 504 process. If the application comes through the IEP, 504, or IFSP with a current eye report, all we need is the application and the consent to email. If the referral is made through a parent or another agency, we will need the disclosure forms as well.

Please complete and return ALL of the following documents to ensure your application process moves as quickly as possible:

  • Completed and signed application packet (PDF)
  • A recent medical eye report from either an optometrist or ophthalmologist
    Please note: We must receive the medical eye information prior to any student visit. If you do not have an eye report, ESBVIC will request the report. Please make sure all releases are signed and submitted with application.
  • Please review our Privacy Practices page

Applications may be faxed to: (207) 282-1694 or mailed to:

Nancy Moulton ESBVIC Program Director P.O. Box 645 Biddeford, ME 04005