Amber Bobnar

Originally from Hawaii, Amber and her family moved to Massachusetts to be closer to Boston Children’s Hospital where her son, Ivan, now receives medical care.

 

She has a Master’s degree in English from Tufts University and spends most of her “free time” writing about being a parent of a disabled child on WonderBaby.org. But really most of her time is spent caring for and playing with her son.

Headphones with decals on them.

Autism, Behavior

Autism Headphone Decals

Many kids with autism wear noise-canceling headphones to help them deal with loud noises. These decals adhere to the headphones and let others know what they are for!

Xavier Society for the Blind

Braille and Literacy

Xavier Society for the Blind

Xavier Society distributes religious, spiritual, and inspirational reading materials in braille and audio to blind and visually impaired individuals worldwide.

One of the sets with text instructions for blind builders.

Toys, Visual Impairment

Bricks for the Blind

Bricks for the Blind provides text, audio, and braille instructions for LEGO sets that allows blind people to build LEGO sets independently.

Sense of Play by Dana Meachen Rau

Braille and Literacy, Product Reviews, Visual Impairment

Sense of Play

Dana Meachen Rau's book, Sense of Play, follows the adventures of Chip and Joy as they play. Chip is blind, but this doesn't get in the way of their play!

Discovering the Braille Universe

Braille and Literacy

Discovering the Braille Universe: A Handbook for Blind Kids and Their Parents

Discovering the Braille Universe is a navigational tool providing valuable insights, advice, and guidance for individuals living with blindness.

Glo Pals in a water sensory table.

Light Play, Sensory Activities

Glo Pals Water-Activated Light-Up Cubes for Sensory Play

Glo Pals are light-up cubes that are only activated when wet! You can play with them in a water table or in the bathtub for sensory water play.

Six blue origami birds being led by one yellow origami bird.

Tactile Arts and Crafts, Visual Impairment

Accessible Origami for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Accessible Origami provides basic text-only step-by-step instructions on how to fold popular origami figures for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Insight Beyond Eyesight logo

Visual Impairment

Insight Beyond Eyesight

Insight Beyond Eyesight provides support, information, and networking for Jewish individuals who are visually impaired and their families.

A plate guard makes for a more successful meal!

Feeding and Eating, Special Needs

Reusable Food Guards Prevent Spills!

Using a plastic food guard can help your child feed themselves independently while avoiding spills and messes!

BlindShell Classic 2 Cell Phone

Assistive Technology, Visual Impairment

BlindShell Accessible Cell Phone

The BlindShell Accessible Cell Phone, with a tactile keypad, large screen, and enhanced voice control, is the perfect phone for those blind users.

Strawberry smoothie in a blender.

Assistive Technology, Cooking and Kitchen Play, Special Needs

Switch-Accessible Smoothie Activity For Special Needs Kids

Switch play can include interacting with online switch activities, activating musical toys, or even controlling kitchen appliances like blenders.

SAMi-3 seizure monitor kit.

Product Reviews, Special Needs

SAMi-3 Seizure Monitor Review

The fully customizable SAMi-3 seizure monitor can alert you when your child has a seizure while also minimizing the number of false alarms you receive.