There are many different reasons why a visual impairment or vision impairment can emerge.

One of the more common causes of a vision impairment among children is Cortical visual impairment (CVI), which is a visual impairment caused by the brain – making it difficult for the child to interpret what he or she sees. Other common cause of visual impairment among children are Optic atrophy and Optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH), which are injuries or a lack of development on the optic nerve.

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More than 50% of children born with visual impairment also have a combination of other physical, mental or cognitive challenges or disabilities.

Just like for everyone, it is important to take care of and see the individual needs of every child.  Everyone should be given the same opportunities to attend school, participate in leisure activities and become prepared for living their lives as independently as possible.


Here we share some interviews, stories and other interesting stuff for families with special experiences.

20 March, 2022

Families share their views on their experiences with the Swedish health care system

Families within the Our Normal network have shared their views on how they are being met by the Swedish health…

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17 July, 2019

“Sigge shows us something new everyday that he has learnt in school.”

In this article, Ida tells us about her son Sigge’s year in preschool class. It was a long process to…

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10 February, 2019

“The best thing with air rifle shooting is that you feel like a hunter!”

Next up in our series about leisure activities, Johanna tells us about her son Otto's air rifle shooting. A perfect…

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