School Age Children (3 - 20 Years Old)

Cleveland Sight Center strives to support school districts in providing the best services to students and families to enhance their education, developmental growth and independence.

Collaborating with Schools

School districts are required to complete a Multi-Factored Evaluation for children who are blind or have low vision every 3 years. This evaluation establishes or re-establishes a child’s eligibility for a specialized education.

School teams including parents prepare an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) annually that specifies goals and services for each student. School districts may contract with CSC to provide Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) and/or Orientation & Mobility services that address the Individualized Education Plan.

Case Management

Each client is assigned a Case Manager who will provide information, resources and support to families as they navigate the school and medical environments. If requested, Case Managers can attend school meetings with the parents to support the needs of a child with a vision impairment and their teachers.


CSC provides a wide range of activities for school-age children that are key to developing confidence and independence. View upcoming social activities available for school-age children.

Bright Futures Summer Day Camp (preschool ages)

ABCs Summer Day Camp (ages 5 - 8)

Summer Youth Career Exploration program (ages 14 - 16) 

Summer Youth Work Experience program (ages 16 - 22)

In addition, the Ohio State School for the Blind is having five summer camps for students with visual impairments. Click here for a direct link to information about the camps.

The National Federation of the Blind of Ohio is hosting a summer program "Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning" (BELL) in Columbus. Click here for more information. 


Please contact Sylvia Snyder, Director, Children & Young Adult Services, at 216-791-8118 ext. 8777 or