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- 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!
- 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.