Babies Count is a national registry of young children aged birth to 36 months of age with visual impairments that works in conjunction with public and private agencies to collect standardized epidemiological and demographic data regarding children, their visual conditions, and the systems created to support them and their families.
The New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired has accepted the role of developing, launching, and housing the database for Babies Count, however, the effectiveness and reliability of Babies Count depends on each of us. The basic structure is as follows:
Each state will assign a lead agency in the database and then enroll the individual agencies within the state that serve B-3 children who are blind/visually impaired.
Each individual agency will create its own system for completion of surveys and training its staff.
And finally, each agency, including service providers, must become committed to collecting this data for each child on his or her caseload, both at entry and at exit to the program.
Each state’s lead agency as well as each individual agency will have access to its own data for analysis and planning purposes.
For More Information visit: babiescount.org
Disclaimer: The above link will take you to a site that may not be easily accessible for blind or visually impaired users.