Tips and ideas for making accessible tactile Easter eggs with kids who are blind or who have multiple disabilities.
If your blind child is pressing or poking their eyes you may be looking for information on why they are doing this and what you can do to help them stop.
If you could go back in time to when your child was first diagnosed with a disability, what would you tell yourself? What advice would you give?
Self injurious behaviors are, unfortunately, not unusual for kids with special needs. These behaviors could be anything from biting, hitting or even banging their head on the walls or furniture. Here are some tips to help you sort through why your child is displaying the behavior and how you can help them stop.
Penny discusses how to become more active in advocating for your child through the legislative system. When you have a child with a disability you need to be heard – and your opinion matters!
The Seedlings Book Angel Program shares books in braille with visually impaired children in the United States and Canada. Each child receives their choice of three free books when they register with the program.
Sarah writes about the journey her family has traveled as they’ve taught their blind son Lucas to be as independent as possible. And now she wants to start a movement! #blindkidscan
Conferences for families of children with disabilities are the perfect places to meet people and learn about your child’s condition, but they can be so expensive! Here are ideas that will help you raise money so you can attend a conference.
Talking or beeping easter eggs make Easter much more fun and inclusive for children who are blind or visually impaired. We’ll show you a couple of places where you can buy your own.
Children with CVI often prefer clear, crisp images with little background clutter. They respond well to high contrast, bright colors (especially yellow or red), movement and LIGHTS!
The kitchen is the perfect place to teach your visually impaired child important life lessons. Think about all the things you learn just while making cookies!
“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 the right one.”
Parents who are trying to determine whether their child’s behaviors are related to their visual impairment, or a symptom of autism, benefit from Mary’s story about learning to identify her own daughter’s purposes for self-stimulating activities.
Sometimes children with vision impairments can find it difficult to be around other children. If your child has this problem, then you know how hard it can be when your kid can’t go to the park or be anywhere near other kids! We’ll give you some tips to help you overcome this issue.
Learn why children who are visually impaired repeat back what they hear, and how parents can help minimize repetition in a constructive way.