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My baby is blind... What do I do?
We all experience the world through our senses: vision, hearing, etc. But have you heard of propriopception or vestibular sense? Our proprioceptive...
Vestibular Stimulation: Making Sense of the Other Senses When Your Child is Blind
Growing up without sight can be difficult. It can often be hard for your child to fill in the gaps or to fully understand what's going on around them...
Everyday Activities for Blind Children
Watching your child grow and fall behind traditional development charts can be difficult. You understand that it's normal for blind babies to develop...
Development Charts for Blind & Visually Impaired Babies & Children
As the parent of a child with LCA I can tell you that yes, it is common for kids (and even sometimes adults) with LCA to press or poke their eyes....
My child has LCA and presses her eyes. Is this normal? What can we do about it?
Laura Steinbusch "When you received your, or your child’s, diagnosis you might have felt as if in the desert; alone and no idea which direction is...
Leaving no one 'LCA patient' behind: Rare Diseases International policy event
Perkins Early Connections Conference
My completely blind son (2 1/2) is becoming more independent (YAYYYY!) and wants to do everyday activities like sighted big brother does. (Vaccum,...
Any ideas for kitchen utensils to encourage independence?
Now is the time to head on over to Seedlings.org and register for your three free braille children's books! Each year Seedlings sends free braille...
Sign Up for Free Braille Books Every Year from Seedlings
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Potty Training Your Special Needs Child
about Growth and Development
My daughter has ONH and is almost 7 months old. What are some things that could help her reach some developmental milestones?
How can I help my blind baby develop?
After we learned our son was blind when he was just a baby, I started wondering about his future and what his life would be like. I rambled about on...
Talking Easter Eggs: Making Easter Accessible for Kids who are Blind
Download a Printable IEP Organizer
Yes, I get it. You're upset about something and you feel like the only way to let the world know is to organize and take to the streets. I understand...
An open letter to protestors from a special needs mom
Perkins School for the Blind offers diagnostic evaluations for students ages 3-22 who are visually impaired, deafblind, or deaf with other...
Diagnostic Evaluations help guide educational plans for blind students
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This contest has now ended and the winner has been contacted. Congratulations to the winner and thank you to everyone for entering! Child's Play, the...
Tactile Book Giveaway!
Ivan is disabled - that's just a fact of life. He's blind and has global physical and cognitive delays. But that's not what I see when I look at him...
Please Don't Feel Sorry for Me or My Special Needs Child
Have you ever been given wrong information about your child’s vision diagnosis or perhaps steered in the opposite direction of how to help your child...
Top 8 Misconceptions about Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)
For kids with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) there are a few things to keep in mind when helping them use their vision: Keep their environment...
Our 20 Favorite iPad Apps for Kids with CVI
Bowl/plates, fork and spoon have been exceptionally well developed for introduction and implementation of self-feeding skills. Amongst the many...
Bowls and utensils help kids move on from finger feeding
1. Prepare early Learn as much as you can as early as you can. Many organizations offer workshops, events, or conferences that will fill you in on...
5 Tips for a Stress-Free IEP Transition
Last week we visited the fantastic Museo Tiflologico tactile museum in Madrid, Spain. It is run by ONCE, the National Organization of the Blind in...
Visiting a Tactile Museum with Your Blind Child
A lot of people write about what they've learned as a special needs parent. You can find these posts on The Mighty, Today's Parent or (my personal...
The one thing I haven't learned as a special needs parent
Nikki Cochrane is a foster mom at a children's home in India. Of her twelve kids, five are completely blind (and another has nystagmus and another is...
Make Your Own Braille Alphabet Tubs
My son has septo-optic dysplasia and has no sight in both eyes. He doesn't talk very much on own (mostly repeats things or sings songs he likes) and...
What are some tips on introducing new toys to a blind 2 year old?
I didn’t realise that blind people weren’t supposed to do things for a very long time. I grew up playing football, fighting my sister and reading all...
Fostering Positivity and Confidence in Your Blind Child
One of the most valuable things I gained from studying for two years at a specialist school for the blind was the freedom to make mistakes. I would...
My Mistakes Have Made Me: How Learning from Failure Can Help Your Blind Child Grow
Edy is originally from Guatemala and we adopted him when he was five years old. Edy has three older siblings who are our biological children. Our...
Transitioning an Adopted Child to School
Over the past couple of years tech-giant Google has filed for patents related to vision and visual acuity. What does this mean? Is Google interested...
Is Google Planing to Cure Blindness?
The answer to that question is simple... of course you can raise a child if you're blind! But, as with anything in life, there are a lot of...
Can Someone Who is Blind Be a Parent?
Why Kids Who are Blind Don't Actually Need to Learn Braille You've probably heard the statistic that less than 10% of blind Americans read braille....
Do Blind Kids Still Need to Learn Braille?
Here's a truth I'm sure you will agree with: Raising a child, any child, is hard. Kids don't come with instruction manuals and we parents are often...
When our school gave up on my special needs son
Your child is born with a very rare condition, he or she is labeled "special needs" and you, after recovering from grief and anger at the world...
Is Early Intervention Always the Best Approach for a Blind Baby?
I hate the holidays! Do you still want to keep reading? I'm one of those people who would happily seek out a hole and live in it from late October to...
The one question I can't answer as a special needs mom during the holidays
December is a wonderful month full of stories of faith, heritage, family and friends. Celebrate the season with these stories and open up the world...
Winter Holidays Braille Book List
I understand the concept of "terrible two's" but I feel like this is more than that. He has no interests in toys or moving around. He just wants to...
Are extreme tantrums throughout an entire day normal for a 2yr old who is blind?
Here's a message for all the parents of special needs kids who just can't manage the Christmas traditions and stress: It's OK. Skip it. We all have...
To the Special Needs Family Who Just Can't Do Christmas This Year
Have you ever been texting a friend and wanted to add a little braille bling to the conversation? Of course you have! And even if you haven't, now...
Braille Stickers for iOS Messaging
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced in early 2016 that it would join forces with Amazon to improve accessibility for Amazon Kindle E...
NFB and Amazon Work Together for Improved Kindle Accessibility