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.

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Education, Special Needs

How Statewide School Testing Discriminates Against Special Needs Students

Is it always appropriate to test students, even those with severe disabilities? And can standardized tests be considered discriminatory, even when alternative testing options are offered to special needs students?

Skwitch

Music Play

Skwitch: A new way to make music

The Skwitch is an accessible device that connects to your iPhone, turning your phone into a music making machine with coding and accessibility features too!

Taptilo braille starter kit

Giveaways

Taptilo Braille Starter Kit Giveaway!

Enter to win a braille starter kit. Each kit comes with one braille block keychain and a set of braille learning materials in both print and braille.

ABCmouse homepage

Education

ABCmouse: A Unique Learning Experience

A fun, engaging and customizable learning platform for kids as young as toddlers through to the second grade.

Stokke Tripp Trapp chair

Parenting, Product Reviews

Our Favorite Long-Lasting High Chair

How to choose the best wooden high chair for your baby without waisting your time or your money. We'll show you how to make your dollar really count when buying...

Graco Electric Nasal Aspirator

Parenting, Product Reviews

Graco Electric Nasal Aspirator Review

Until you can figure out how to blow your own nose, colds are just miserable things. The electric nasal aspirator from Graco makes it easier to clean baby's nose!

fingers touching a Feelif screen

Assistive Technology, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Feelif: The Accessible Tactile Tablet for Kids who are Visually Impaired

Feelif is a tactile tablet that is able to combine native features of the Samsung tablet, like vibrations and the built-in screenreader, with a tactile surface to create a whole...

Ivan sitting in his Yogibo

Product Reviews

The Essential Special Needs Seating Solution

The Yogibo is the perfect seating solution for special needs kids! I've heard people talk about it for years, but I only recently looked into buying one. Why'd I wait...

Support

When Your Special Needs Support Group is Anything but Supportive (and 5 Tips to Get it Back on Track)

Moms yelling at each other certainly isn't a new thing, but online support groups can take it to a whole new level! Find tips on how to keep your special...

valentines crafts, including braille cookies

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Visual Impairment

11 Accessible Valentine’s Day Crafts (with Braille!) for Kids who are Blind

Fun and accessible Valentine's Day crafts for kids who are blind or visually impaired, including braille Valentine's cards!

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Support

What can you do for the special needs mom who doesn’t feel anymore?

Sometimes it seems like I don't have the time to feel, and I know this isn't a new thing. I've been not feeling for a long time. Is it OK...

little girl with her Tray Haven

Feeding and Eating

Tray Haven Keeps Everything On Your Child’s Tray

Wouldn't it be great if you could just put up a fence around your child's tray so they couldn't lose their cups and toys? Now you can!