Perhaps if we all made a positive difference in our own unique way we would feel more connected to each other and less afraid to be imperfect.
Have you thought about how you refer to your child? Do you say, "my blind baby" or "my baby who is blind"? Does it matter?
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Nancy Shugart talks about growing up with vision issues and how that affected the choices she made going into adulthood. This TED talk is about learning to live without fear.
Where can parents of children with special needs find the services, resources and programs designed to help them? Noelia says most of her information comes from other parents.
Lesley Potgieter writes about how it can be difficult to live up to mainstream standards as a person with disabilities. She encourages parents to help their children create their own standards and live life on their own terms.
Why is it so hard to find good help? In many states, services for visually impaired children, though mandated through strict federal laws, are very hard to come by. Many parents find themselves battling with their state in order to receive the simplest services, such as the opportunity to meet with a vision specialist once a month.
We'll give you some tips on how to teach sighted children about blindness so they can interact with their blind classmates.