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!
Lollipop Kids is a foundation based in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to fighting the stigma and isolation of families with disabled children. Lollipop programs include respite care, sibling support, and swapping child-sized adaptive equipment as children grow.
The New York Times takes a look at the decline of braille education in favor of electronic media, including the frank (and conflicting) opinions of those close to the issue. While some blind individuals see braille as ancient technology, others argue that dependence on audio formats has a negative impact on education and employment.
A British man with retinitis pigmentosa has test driven the bionic eye, a set of implanted receivers that send impulses through the optic nerve and into the brain. Thirty-five test users are trying out the device worldwide, following a four-hour surgical procedure.
The Boston Retinal Implant Project unveiled a prototype prosthetic for people with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and macular degeneration. This post links to a New York Times article which also discusses the adaptable nature of the brain and visual cortex.
So many terms used in the world of disabilities have precise medical (and often legal) definitions. To help you sort it all out, we share this dictionary for parents of kids with disabilities. A handy reference for the difference between akathisia and akinesia, or understanding acronyms in the medical record. Includes specific reference numbers for disabilities legislation
BrainPort Vision is a prosthetic device that uses electrical stimulation of the tongue to provide spatial information to users who are blind or who have vision limited to light perception. Learn more by linking to the BrainPort website.
A comprehensive list of organizations and programs providing physical activity opportunities for children with special needs in New England.