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!
Parents who are trying to determine whether their child's behaviors are related to their visual impairment, or a symptom of autism, benefit from Mary's story about learning to identify her own daughter's purposes for self-stimulating activities.
Learn why children who are visually impaired repeat back what they hear, and how parents can help minimize repetition in a constructive way.
Anastasia writes about her daughter Lydia, who has anophthalmia. Lydia is still a baby and Anastasia has decided that Early Intervention services are not helping Lydia develop so she's opting out. What do you think?
There is pain watching a child open a gift you know isn't appropriate for them, and I don't want to deny loved ones the joy of giving a gift. How do I channel the happiness of the season when things are just so hard?
If you're in the market for a preschool program for your special needs child, you may be wondering what to look for, what questions to ask the teachers, and how to make your final decision. Here's what we recommend you look for in your prospective program.
"What's wrong with her eyes?" Do people ask you questions about your blind child? What do you say?
A call to couples and parents raising special needs kids to prioritize sex and physical intimacy in their relationships.
A doctor in the Netherlands is developing a treatment for LCA that could help patients with the CEP290 mutation.
What You Might Not Know About Destiny the Whale Shark in Finding Dory (HINT: Maybe she needs a white cane?)
There's been a lot of talk about how Dory's disability is represented in Finding Dory, but not so much buzz about the visually impaired whale shark character, Destiny. Let's change that!
Goalball is a fast-paced and active physical sport that does not require vision to play. It's a fun recreation for children who are blind.