- FeaturedLearn the basics of creating an IEP for a child with a visual impairment so you can walk in to your IEP meeting perfectly prepared.
- Students who are blind or deafblind, with or without additional disabilities, are eligible for free school supplies and equipment that will help them access curriculum or develop self help skills. Find out how to access these funds!
- When your child is blind or visually impaired it's kind of scary to hand him off to a teacher at the beginning of a new school year. It might be a good idea to create a welcome packet of materials about your child and their disability. You can give this information to your child's new teacher as a way to explain who your child is, how they communicate and how best to interact with them.
- Conferences for families of children with disabilities are the perfect places to meet people and learn about your child's condition, but they can be so expensive! Here are ideas that will help you raise money so you can attend a conference.
- Learn how to make an activity center for children with visual impairments. Using general hardware materials (like cardboard or peg-board) and other household items (like toys or kitchen utensils) you can create a sensory space for your child. We have ideas for big spaces and little spaces!
- Megan and her family devised a creative plan for their daughter Ava: begin her education in a private placement at a preschool for the blind, but group her with other kids planning to transition to a mainstream kindergarten classroom. Megan explains how the plan worked.
- What happens when a child with a disability is in a mainstream classroom? How can teachers accommodate their students with special needs? Lesley Potgieter describes her own experiences as both a disabled student and a teacher.
- In this article we'll explain what Music Therapy is, why it's an important part of your special needs child's arsenal of services, and how you can enhance your child's life at home by including more musical activities.
- 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.