A Shared Vision
Dec 10, 2019
Steve Lindauer
A Shared Vision

Colorado nonprofit that provides early intervention services for families with children (birth to three) who are blind or visually impaired. A Shared Vision focuses on home-based and community services, creating meaningful partnerships with families and other providers, and advocates for the best interests of every child and family to empower families within our community.

The goal of this 501(c)(3) nonprofit is to ensure that all families have access to and receive essential early intervention services specific to blindness, visual impairment or vision concerns from a community of highly skilled and collaborative professionals. 

Paula Landry and Steven Lindauer are co-founders of A Shared Vision. Started in 2016, they realized that families and caregivers of very young children who are blind, visually impaired or have vision concerns were not receiving essential early intervention services. Today, the nonprofit is the leading provider of Early Intervention vision services in Colorado.

Paula is a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and leads their programs to provide education to physicians and therapists who support very young children with visual impairments. Paula received an M.A. in Special Education: Vision Impairment from the University of Northern Colorado. She is also the mother to an 18-year-old daughter, Maddie, who is blind. Steve is the executive director and oversees all operations, development and strategic planning for the organization. He has a broad track record of success supporting a variety of organizations and functions, ranging from nonprofits to start-ups and Fortune 500 enterprises.

This fall, A Shared Vision will be launching a newly updated “Colorado Vision Screening Protocol: Birth to Age Three” throughout the state.