February 20, 2020 – Cincinnati, OH –Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) will host its Early Childhood and Youth Services (ECYS) Ribbon-Cutting Event on Friday, March 20 from 2-5pm at the 2045 Gilbert Avenue location near Eden Park.
The newly developed space was made available when CABVI moved its Industries Program to an additional building on Kenner Street in July of 2017 through a generous estate gift from Carolyn Voss Hornbeck. This additional location became CABVI’s Hornbeck Social Enterprise Center.
CABVI’s new Early Childhood and Youth Services space includes a music therapy area with large multipurpose rooms as well as a dedicated music therapy room with observation windows and sound-proofing. This new area includes a large waiting area for families (so they can use the observation windows) and shared storage space for music equipment.
This new space will greatly enhance the environment for our families and children, improve efficiency and save music therapy staff time by having a dedicated space for music instruction, equipment and instruments. CABVI’s two full time music therapists previously provided services in three different conference type rooms that were not sound-proofed or constructed for acoustics. They needed a permanent space for musical equipment that could be available to both music therapists.
CABVI’s third floor renovation project also created a new Vision Rehabilitation Training Center that includes a large kitchen with gas and electric stoves in separate cooking areas, a laundry area, and a living area to be used for daily living skills instruction. This will be used to help people of all ages with vision loss learn adaptive daily living skills. CABVI would like to thank generous individual donors as well as local foundations that provided vital funding support for this project.