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    A recent editorial in the New York Times discusses the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act and how important it is for parents and children with disabilities so they can save money for their future.


    Shared by Stefanie Cloutier on Aug 06, 2014 in Conferences and Fundraising, Parenting | Add new comment
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    Watch this webcast about building relationships between parents and the professionals who work with their children who are blind or visually impaired, with or without additional disabilities.


    Shared by Stefanie Cloutier on Jun 16, 2014 in Parenting, Support | Add new comment
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    Enter your cute kid in the Children's Eye Foundation's Calendar Contest! Top ten vote-getters win a digital camera, while judges will choose photos to appear in the 2015 calendar.


    Shared by Stefanie Cloutier on Jun 05, 2014 in Parenting | Add new comment
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    A new study shows that parents of children with disabilities learn to adjust over time and show little difference in well being, both physically and emotionally, from parents of typically developing children.


    Shared by Amber Bobnar on Jun 18, 2012 in Parenting, Support | 1 Comment Add new comment
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    Tom Miller, from the Perkins School for the Blind, talks about social interaction and sex education in a new webcast. He discusses how to model proper behavior and how to teach self protection.


    Shared by Amber Bobnar on Nov 03, 2011 in Behavior, Parenting | Add new comment
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    Watch a video interview with Dr. Hartshorne where he discusses common behavior issues with children who are deaf-blind and how to deal with them.


    Shared by Amber Bobnar on Jul 15, 2011 in Behavior, Parenting | Add new comment
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    A new webcast from the Perkins School for the Blind is all about creating effective sleep strategies to help young children with vision impairments learn to sleep on a proper schedule.


    Shared by Amber Bobnar on Apr 29, 2011 in Parenting, Sleep Solutions | Add new comment
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    "Disable Bullying" is a national campaign to address the specific vulnerability of children with special needs. Actress Lauren Potter of ABC's Glee appears in this public service announcement for the AbilityPath effort.


    Shared by Amber Bobnar on Feb 15, 2011 in Parenting | Add new comment
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    If you're the parent of a child with LCA you probably have lots of questions or maybe just need to talk to someone who understands. Learn about a new telephone support group organized by The Jewish Guild for the Blind.


    Shared by Amber Bobnar on Jan 29, 2011 in Parenting, Support | Add new comment
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    Guest poster Sonja Biggs encourages bonding with your blind baby through infant massage. This post includes a video of one technique featured on the pregnancy show. This technique is not exclusive to infants with visual impairment.


    Shared by Amber Bobnar on Jan 21, 2011 in Growth and Development, Parenting | 3 Comments Add new comment
  • C'mon Papa: Dispatches from a Dad in the Dark by Ryan Knighton
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    Get to know new dad Ryan Knighton as he gets to know his newborn daughter in this humbly brave memoir of parenthood and blindness. This post includes a link to This American Life's story about Knighton for an episode entitle "Neighborhood Watch."


    Shared by Amber Bobnar on Nov 23, 2010 in Parenting, Toys and Recreation | 1 Comment Add new comment
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    Dr. Alfred J. Lewy, of the Sleep and Mood Disorders Laboratory at Oregon Health & Science University called for research participants in 2010. for his study of sleep patterns in people with no light perception. This post contains Dr. Lewy's invitation, and the endorsement of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children.


    Shared by Amber Bobnar on Sep 10, 2010 in Parenting, Sleep Solutions | 1 Comment Add new comment
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    In 2010, we shared a request from Pink Sneaker productions for a film project involving parenting by a blind couple. This post refers to an event that occurred in the past.


    Shared by Amber Bobnar on Apr 29, 2010 in Parenting | Add new comment
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    Grace Tiscarena-Sato is hoping to change negative perceptions of blindness by offering alternative images of ordinary blind people in their every day lives. Build her video bank with your video clips of your child or other family members experiencing life.


    Shared by Amber Bobnar on Aug 16, 2009 in Parenting | Add new comment
  • Reflections from a Different Journey
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    We never lose sight of the adults we are raising our children to be. You will find this collection of essays, collected by psychologist Dr. Stanley Klein, moving, encouraging, and enlightening. Also included is an interview with Dr. Klein from Education News.


    Shared by Amber Bobnar on Jul 09, 2009 in Parenting | Add new comment