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- 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.
- Oklahoma School for the Blind recently published a free online booklet on iPad accessibility. Their booklet is designed to help teachers or parents teach their students basic iPad skills to surf with Safari, read books with iBooks, and learn text entry with Notes
- Dave deBronkart's latest book, Let Patients Help, is full of great advice and wisdom for anyone who likes to stay alive and avoid issues in the hospital. It's a must read for patients, caregivers, doctors, nurses, healthcare providers, hospital leaders, etc.
- Disease InfoSearch, a new online tool from Genetic Alliance, connects healthcare providers, researchers and the general public with support groups, relevant and timely peer-reviewed articles, open clinical trials, and general disease information about thousands of genetic disorders.
- The Oregon Deaf-Blind Project has created a family guide for parents of children diagnosed with deaf-blindness. Their goal is to help you make sense of this journey by offering hope, helping you understand your child's needs, assisting you with next steps and offering resources along the way.
- This book is a guide for parents of children with learning challenges (as well as parents of typically developing children ages birth-5 years) to develop the sensory, visual motor and cognitive skills that lead to reading and writing.
- The Harvard Family Research Project has compiled a resource guide for parents and teachers titled Family Engagement and Children with Disabilities. This resource guide is intended to bridge the gap between school and home and help families become greater partners in their children's educations.