By Ed Henkler Rare is the person who won’t eventually be a caregiver. For me, my caregiving role arose when my mom lost her sight. That role lasted more than twenty years. It wasn’t a 24/7 responsibility. My mom called me in the early 1990’s and told me she had age-related macular degeneration. And that […]
A collection of successful iPad apps for kids diagnosed with CVI as recommended by a TVI and CVI specialist.
Gwen tells funny stories about raising her daughter Ivey who has bilateral anophthalmia. Gwen says it's important for us to learn to laugh at ourselves and our lives and teach our children how to see the humor in everything!
Being happy doesn't just happen, it's a skill that you need to work on and hone. How do you maintain your happiness as a special needs mom?
Jennie writes about how her son, Max, responds to music. Other therapies failed Max and often stressed him out, but Music Therapy has been very successful for him!
Lesley Potgieter writes about the emotional development of children with special needs. As we focus on our children's cognitive and physical development, are we ignoring their emotional development?
Carol writes about the birth of her granddaughter, Riley, and how the whole family came together to help each other and support Riley's parents. As Carol says, "LOVE and SUPPORT are probably the most precious gifts you can give."
When is the right time to move your special needs child out of the house and into a group home?
For children who are blind or visually impaired, iPads represent multi-purpose, portable Assistive Technology devices that can replace expensive AT devices.
The path of a special needs parent is hard, but you need to choose happiness. You feel countless emotions, each and every one of them, and at some point you have to choose: Will you be a victim or a victor?
With time, love, and understanding, children can learn to deal with loss in healthy ways. Here is advice on how to talk to your child about death and loss.
Having a special needs child is a lifelong grieving process. Each new milestone that does not happen is a painful reminder of what you've lost.
If your child is nonverbal they may not be able to say, "I love you." But they can express their love in so many other ways!
As the parent of a disabled child you probably have to meet with quite a few doctors and therapists. What can you do if you just don't agree with their techniques?
Is it more important to be worried about how you're presenting yourself and your family to the outside world and the wider disability community, or to focus on the needs of your own family and children?