Early Education & School Ages Services

Early detection of potential vision loss and getting the right help is critical in the education and development of your child. Olmsted Center offers specialized services including vision, education and mobility training to children birth-21 to help maximize each student’s potential.

Our caring, professional staff members are trained, certified and licensed in their fields.

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Early Intervention (EI)

A system of services to support infants and toddlers with disabilities (up to their third birthday) and their families.

To identify the program in your neighborhood, ask your Pediatrician for a referral.

Typically in WNY, EI is supported by the County in which the child resides.


Special Education and Related Services

Services available through the public school system for school-aged children, including preschoolers (ages 3-21).

If your child is between the ages of 3-21 it’s recommended that you get in touch with your local public school system.  The school should be able to instruct you in the process in getting your child evaluation free of charge.

If found eligible, your child can begin receiving services specifically designed to address his or her educational needs in addition to other services associated with their disability.

Specialized instruction is provided in a child’s home and/or classroom

  • Early Intervention Core Evaluations

  • Full education and vision assessments

  • Vision/Optometric Services

  • Orientation and mobility training

Services are funded by the NYS Department of Education, the NYS Department of Health and the student’s county of residence.



OCS offers a full range of educational and recreational programming and activities for children birth to age 21.

For more information on any of these, please contact us at 716-882-1025.