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.
We'll give you some tips on how to teach sighted children about blindness so they can interact with their blind classmates.
Breast feeding a baby can be difficult, especially if they have a vision impairment. Learn about your options when choosing to nurse a blind or visually impaired baby.
Learn how to introduce music to even the youngest infant, including those with special needs. All babies benefit from having music in their lives!
As the parent of a disabled child you've probably encountered a stranger who may have said something hurtful or downright rude. We'll give you advice on how to deal with these painful situations.
Mary McDonach explains that learning of a child's disability can cause a parent to experience a grief reaction bringing on the standard and familiar stages of grief. She helps you sort through these emotions so you can move on and heal.