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- FamilyConnect shares accessible ideas for celebrating Valentine's Day with your blind or visually impaired child. They list accessible craft ideas and fun braille gift ideas too!
- KanLovKids developed a series of webcasts presented by experts in the field of visual impairment that highlight various aspects of working with and raising children with low vision. The webcasts topics range from low vision devices and iPad accessibility to orientation and mobility advice.
- A mother's journey to find the right educational institution for her daughter's very complex needs. Scarlett has no sight and is also developmentally delayed. After two years in mainstream nursery she has progressed very little and is falling behind!
- This is an interview with 19 year old Emily Davison, founder of Fashioneyesta. Emily has septo-optic dysplasia and has teamed a love of fashion and a love of writing to create a company that is aimed at building self confidence through fashion. With lots of great information and blogs about products and great tips for helping people build their self through the image they portray she aims to turn the misconceptions of the public about how they view the visually impaired and fashion!
- Home Free Home is dedicated to promoting free architectural design solutions to enhance the independence and well being of people with disabilities. HFH recruits volunteer architects and university students to design barrier-free accessible home renovations (i.e. ramps, accessible bathrooms and kitchens etc) that allow people with disabilities to live in greater safety and ease.
- Find information about a great early learning tactile game! A fantastic homemade idea that can be created by all parents and used for countless activities for your child. If you have a young child and want a great game that can be played with sighted children then this resource might be for you!
- Catherine presented at the Stanford MedX conference in 2013 about her place as a mother who fights for her children, manages their health care and finds ways to encourage communication between professionals and patients. Her presentation is a must-read for mothers of special needs children everywhere!
- The Sound Adapted Tangle Ball is great for educational play and doubles as a teething toy. Made of safe, soft plastic material, the tangle ball helps to develop hand-eye coordination, sound localization skills, fine motor skills and interaction with others. Perfect for blind babies!
- Share your American dream in National Disability Institute's My American Dream: Voices of Americans with Disabilities Video Contest. Share your goals and show America that people with disabilities want what everyone wants – a chance to live their American dreams.
- Eye Power Kid's Wear creates adorable print T-shirts specially designed for kids who wear glasses or a patch! From T-shirts that say "Yes, my glasses are real!" to "My glasses give me Super Powers!" or graphics of monsters and robots wearing glasses or patches... these shirts are just plain cool!
- This is a collection of articles, book ideas, instructions and activities for parents who want to teach early literacy and braille skills to their young children who are blind.
- In this webcast from Perkins, Sharon Sacks discusses the importance of including social skills instruction when teaching children who are blind or visually impaired.
- This activity from Sri Lanka shows ways to encourage students at a variety of levels engaging in the preparation of a coconut snack. Many skills can be taught through this activity, such as motor skills, sequencing, basic concepts (big/little, soft/hard), hygiene, social and communication skills.
- Perkins Activity and Resource Guide for children with multiple disabilities is one of the few strategy-based publications in which parents and educators can find basic information about providing appropriate services and activities to children who are blind and multiply disabled.
- Cocoons makes polarized sunglasses designed to fit over prescription glasses. These glasses are great for kids with visual impairments who are also highly sensitive to sunlight. You can also bend the ear pieces to fit your child's face, so even though they may seem big, they don't fall off.
- STACS: Standardized Tactile Augmentative Communication Symbols. Tactile symbol systems are valuable tools that aid learners with conversations about people, places, events, and ideas. The STACS Kit from APH helps learning partners (teachers, parents, peers, etc.) teach a beginning standardized vocabulary.