Jackson just started “school” at the Perlman Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.The Perlman Center is an amazing place for him. He’s in an Early Intervention Program with three other children, ranging in age from 11-17 months. He gets physical, speech and occupational therapy when he goes. Classes are held twice a week for two hours twenty minutes per class.
The Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) is a non-profit organization helping the blind and visually impaired throughout the Greater Cincinnati Area. Due to his brain abnormality, Jackson has cortical visual impairment, which means his eyes are fine but he doesn’t process what he sees. Jackson receives CABVI’s Early Childhood Services. A CABVI representative comes to our house every few weeks and teaches us how to improve his vision.
Help Me Grow works with the Hamilton County Developmental Disability Services to provide in-home therapy and support for families with children with disabilities. Jackson’s diagnosis qualifies him for Help Me Grow.
Lissencephaly Information — Below are a few pages from reputable sources with some background information on Jackson’s condition.
National Organization for Rare Disorders
This foundation was started by Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and his wife, Jordan. They do great work throughout the city supporting special needs children and their families. We have had the chance to receive support from the foundation and are very supportive.