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.

four accessible summer giveaways for kids who are blind

Giveaways

Four Accessible Summer Giveaways

Wouldn't this be a good time to find a cool new print/braille book, an accessible tactile puzzle or new kids' music to keep things light and happy in your home...

Braille and Literacy

Snizzly Snouts: A Unique Print/Braille Book

An exceptional inclusive print/braille book for sighted and blind kids to read with their ears, to look at with their fingers, to feel with their eyes.

boy in his wheelchair

Research Studies

Assessing Visual Abilities in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Is it important to take vision into account when assessing the needs of children with cerebral palsy? You can help make that happen!

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

How Can I Get My Son To Keep His Glasses On?

A question for our parent community: I need proven techniques used to get a two year old to wear his new glasses. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

EDA PLAY ELIS

iPad Apps and Accessibility

EDA PLAY ELIS App Review

EDA PLAY ELIS is an iPad app designed for young children who have low vision or CVI and who are learning how to use their vision.

sensory bottles

Special Needs

Positive Eye: Training and resources for practitioners working with children with vision impairment

Positive Eye was established five years ago to offer a consultancy and training service to professionals and parents on meeting the educational needs of children and young people with visual...

Water Bottle Peg Board

Fine and Gross Motor

Recycling OT Videos

Barbara Smith shares videos with ideas for making interesting games and toys out of basic materials that will encourage fine motor skills.

tactile easter eggs

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Visual Impairment

Decorating Tactile Easter Eggs with Your Blind Child

Tips and ideas for making accessible tactile Easter eggs with kids who are blind or who have multiple disabilities.

Skoog musical cube

Music Play

Skoog Music Cube

The Skoog is a soft music cube that you can manipulate to create different instrument sounds. It's accessible to children with various disabilities, including physical disabilities.

tactile braille blocks

Giveaways

Taptilo Braille Keychains Giveaway!

Enter to win a free braille keychain made from a Taptilo braille block! You can change the letter by pressing the tabs. Contest ends March 23rd, 2017.

Ivan playing on his iPad

iPad Apps and Accessibility, Special Needs

5 Ways to Get a Free iPad for Your Special Needs Child!

Just because iPads are cheaper than other pieces of assistive equipment doesn't necessarily make them affordable! Here are five tips on how to get grants and funding for a free...

people at a conference

Research Studies

Looking for LCA Advocates to Join Spark’s RPE65 Advisory Boards

This series of Advisory Boards hosted by Spark Therapeutics will be with members of the community living with an RPE65 genetic mutation.