It can be hard to find appropriate and accessible activities for your visually impaired child in the summer. Here are 36 ideas to help you start planning your summer break!
For children who are non-verbal or have low motor coordination, switches can be a great way to augment their play. If you’re just getting started with a switch you may be looking for some ideas on how to use this device with your child. Here are some things we’ve tried with our switches.
A different way to think about saving vision in inherited retinal diseases may be to turn rods into cones.
Blind children are known to have delayed development is several key areas, such as fine motor skills and cognitive development. We provide age-range development charts with with visual impairment in mind.
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!