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- Bethel China, an organization that provides foster care and education for children in China from orphanages who are blind or visually impaired, recently published a new eBook that will help you navigate your journey of adoption.
- This post written by devoted mummy Cecily Morrison talks about her life with her visually impaired son Ronan. She discusses the soundtrack she creates for her little boy's life, an automatically added plethora of sound effects to accompany all aspects of the day-to-day running of life.
- Without reliable access to clear visual information, children who are visually impaired must rely on additional modes of learning, such as through touch and auditory information. So what do you do with a child who will only sing and is reluctant to explore objects with her hands?
- At The Inspired Treehouse, we believe that with a little help, kids can build strong, healthy bodies and minds through play. We are moms and pediatric therapists who are passionate about creating activities and sharing knowledge to promote development and wellness in kids.
- This resource provides a wealth of rich learning opportunities and a cross curricular approach. Learn how to make your own Post Office and find ideas for additional related activities!
- Cecily Morrison examines the many happy faces of her lovely son Ronan and how paying very close attention to his array of beautiful smiles has helped her understand her son much more!
- This article looks at a day out with my daughter Scarlett and the potential hazards faced! It also looks at how a day planned by a Visual Impairment Charity helps to reduce these problems. I explore the particular defenses Scarlett has adopted independently and how I can help her do these things so that we ALL have much nicer day out.
- Dr. Mark Borchert at Children's Hospital Los Angeles directs the world's largest study in optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH). Check out our website for helpful FAQs, upcoming events, academic publications, national resources, and more.
- My son Jaxon was born with bilateral corneal clouding. We have been through a lot with this little man and I wrote a blog post about some of the things that have helped me along the way.
- Cecily Morrison writes about her son Ronan, who has anophthalmia. She explains what anophthalmia is and describes his treatment in detail. They are expanding his eye socket so that a prosthesis can be worn later. The expansion also helps his face grow evenly.
- We have recently been looking into Music Therapy as a way to help Scarlett progress musically and have been visited by a specialist in the field from UK based charity the RNIB. Here is an account of the visit and the informal notes made about Scarlett and what actions can be taken to further progress this love of music.
- 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!