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 But really most of her time is spent caring for and playing with her son.

The best resources for parents of visually impaired kids

Support, Visual Impairment

Most Popular Shared Resources for Parents of Blind Children

Each year, we see lots of really interesting and exciting resources for parents of blind children shared on Here are the 20 most popular resources shared in 2015!

Ivan asleep in his travel bed

Sleep, Special Needs

The Perfect Special Needs Travel Bed

Traveling with a special needs child can be difficult for many reasons, but the biggest issue for us has been finding a safe way for our child to sleep while...

Finn and his new family

Adoption and Foster Care

Finn’s Adoption Day

Watch this video documenting Finn's adoption day when he first meets his new family. Bethel China helps families adopt visually impaired children in China.

Z-Vibe Spoon

Feeding and Eating

Z-Vibe Spoon

The Z-Vibe is a vibrating sensory tool often used in oral-motor stimulation to help kids learn to use their mouths for chewing and eating. The basic Z-Vibe comes with a...

holiday giveaways


Holiday Giveaways for Visually Impaired Kids!

Our holiday giveaways this year are better then ever! Enter to win over a dozen amazing books, toys, apps and more for blind babies and children!

Ballyland screenshots

iPad Apps and Accessibility, Visual Impairment

Ballyland: Computer Game for Blind Kids

Ballyland is a Mac or Windows video game designed specifically for children who are blind, visually impaired or low vision.

WonderBaby T-Shirt


WonderBaby T-Shirt Giveaway!

Enter to win a super adorable t-shirt in either pink or yellow, sizes 6 months to 4T. Giveaway ends December 10th, 2015.

Exploring Braille App


Exploring Braille App Giveaway!

Enter to win a copy of the Exploring Braille with Madilyn and Ruff iPad app! This app makes learning the braille alphabet easy and fun. Contest ends December 10th 2015.

Perkins Panda Literacy Kit


Perkins Panda Giveaway!

The Perkins Panda Early Literacy Program is a wonderful compilation of materials designed to help you instill a love of books and reading in your child through a set of...

Braille Christmas Ornament


Braille Christmas Ornament Giveaway!

These glass ornaments come in eight colors and feature a word of your choice in braille (up to six letters). For this giveaway, the winner can choose the color they...

Sudoku Touch


Sudoku Touch Giveaway!

Enter to win a Sudoku Touch game board from Perkins Solutions! We're giving away one accessible Sudoku Touch game. This game includes both large print and braille so it's prefect...

toys wearing glasses, with guide dogs or in wheelchairs

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Toys

#ToyLikeMe Holiday Shopping Guide

Find toys for kids who wear glasses, patches or hearing aids; for kids who use a white cane or have a service dog; or for kids who use wheelchairs or...