Child Development Program
Braille Institute’s Child Development Program is committed to letting kids (ages 0-6) be kids and helping them grow up to reach their full potential, regardless of their visual impairment.
We believe parents are their child’s most valuable teacher and advocate. Our goal is to assist parents in locating resources and support to maximize their child’s growth and development.
We help families see beyond sight loss and focus on the bright future ahead.
Remembering Dr. Bill Takeshita
Dr. Bill Takeshita, OD, FAAO, FCOVF passed away on Friday, March 3, 2023. He was a low vision optometrist, a beloved member of the SoCal visual impairment community, and especially dear to us here at Braille Institute. We’re grateful for Dr. Bill Takeshita’s years of dedication to our families with direct consultations, educational lectures, and invaluable training. You were a true friend to us at Braille Institute—we’ll miss you, Dr. Bill. Thank you for everything.
Read our full tribute to Dr. Bill Takeshita by clicking below.
We also host a variety of opportunities for parents and caregivers to get together with educators, medical experts, and each other.
Charlize has taught me how to see life colorfully as she is such a powerhouse; though she cannot see the world, I am confident she will someday teach the world how to see her rainbow.
Charlize (3 years old)
How To Refer A Child
A parent/caregiver can refer a child/family to Braille Institute Child Development Services by calling (323) 906-3112, or by entering their information below: