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.

Sensee braille learning kit.

Braille and Literacy

Sensee Braille Books and Learning Set

Sensee creates educational braille products for visually impaired children and I had the chance to look at (and touch!) their books.

A boy with his grandfather.

Visual Impairment

10 Tips for Grandparents of Visually Impaired Children

What can you do when your grandchild is born with a disability? Here are tips to help you relate to your family and give them the support they need.

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Braille and Literacy

Get Braille: Braille Transcribing Services

Get Braille specializes in converting documents into braille, large print, and audio materials for students, family members and customers.

CosmoBally

iPad Apps and Accessibility, Math and Science, Visual Impairment

Sonokids Apps Introduce Space, STEM, and Sonification to Kids Who Are Blind

These iPad apps from Sonokids feature the astronaut character CosmoBally who teaches blind children about space and sonification.

Ivan sleeping in his Safe Place Bedding Travel Bed.

Sleep, Special Needs

Safe Place Bedding Travel Bed Review

Traveling with a special needs child can be stressful! Having a safe, durable, and easy to use travel bed can make traveling so much easier!

Cute little african American baby toddler crawl make first steps on home wooden floor

Crawling

Asymmetrical Crawling in Babies: Should You Be Concerned?

Let’s take a closer look at asymmetrical crawling in babies and when you should contact a pediatrician or pediatric orthopedic doctor for more advice.

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Support

Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI)

The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI) is dedicated to providing information and tips to help you live well with vision loss.

Cooluli mini fridge.

Product Reviews

Cooluli Mini Fridge Review: Our Favorite Mini Fridge

The Cooluli mini fridge is perfect for storing medications, breastmilk, thickened liquids, and more!

A mother in a store shopping for pull-ups.

Potty Training

The Best Pull-Ups for Older Bedwetters

Pull-ups usually fit toddlers weighing from 15 to 50 pounds, but it is possible to find pull-ups in larger sizes for older bedwetters.

Little boy using a bowl as a drum.

Play, Visual Impairment

The 8 Best Indoor Activities for Blind Kids

Finding fun activities for your visually impaired child can be a challenge, especially when you are stuck inside all day!

A stepping stone path in a sensory garden.

Sensory Activities, Special Needs

Creating a Sensory Garden for Your Special Needs Child

Anyone can benefit from the sensory experiences in a garden, but sensory gardens are particularly ideal for children with special needs.

little girl on a platform swing

Sensory Activities, Special Needs

The 8 Best Sensory Swings for Kids with Special Needs

Sensory swings can create a relaxing space for any child, but they are particularly useful for children with special needs.