Jacalyn Paulding writes about growing up with microphthalmia. Living a full life as a smart and successful young woman, Jacalyn wants parents to understand what it's like to have low vision and that they should never give up on their children.
John Bateman writes about the importance of including all your kids in all activities. When you have a child with special needs it may seem appropriate to keep their activities and therapies separate from your typically developing children, but that's just not realistic.
Jill writes about finding out that her daughter, Ella, is blind and how she responded. She explains how her faith in God helped her cope.
MAPS interviews John Pitzen, a 53 year old man born with bilateral anophthalmia. MAPS asks John what he does for a living and what he does for fun.
What are the words of encouragement you wan to hear? One dad shares his balanced approach, advising both hope and acceptance.
Many children with visual impairments seek out physically stimulating activities, like swinging or rocking. Here are ways you can help channel that energy.
Mary McDonach explores the high incidence of divorce among parents raising a disabled child. She advises devoting energy to your relationship plan in order to keep the partnership of parenting intact.
Eric Vasiliauskas writes about encouraging independence and exploration in your blind children.