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.

tactile dominoes

Giveaways

Tactile Dominoes Giveaway!

Enter to win this tactile dominoes set from Cost Cutters Education Supplies. Contest ends April 30 2015.

Ivan on swing

Behavior, Sensory Activities

8 Calming or Stimulating Sensory Activities for Kids with Sensory Impairment

Find a list of of sensory activities along with ways to make them more calming or more alerting and information about which sensory system they target. Try them out and...

tactile books

Braille and Literacy

I read with My hands: Tactile books

I read with my hands books have helped teachers and parents to introduce reading in a fun way to young visually impaired/blind children.

headrest covers on display at the FCSN conference

Giveaways

Wheelchair Headrest Covers Giveaway!

Is your wheelchair naked? Enter to win a unique and fashionable wheelchair headrest cover from myXpressions and express your own style through your chair! Giveaway ends March 30th 2015.

Ivan with his father on father's day

Advocacy, Visual Impairment

Person First Language: “Child Who is Blind” or “Blind Child”

Have you thought about how you refer to your child? Do you say, "my blind baby" or "my baby who is blind"? Does it matter?

potpourri

Tactile Arts and Crafts

Apple Potpourri Sensory Art Project

Learn how to make an apple potpourri sensory art project with your blind child. It's easy and fun!

how to organize your IEP paperwork

IEPs

Printable IEP Organizer

Are you looking for a printable IEP organizer designed specifically to help you plan and arrange all your documents and paperwork so you can actually be in charge of your...

A girl using

Special Needs, Support

If you had a magic wand that could “cure” your child’s disability, would you use it?

I recently asked this question to a group of special needs moms: "If you had a magic wand that could 'cure' your child's disability, would you use it? Why or...

Ivan's hand in the snow table

Sensory Activities

Make Your Own Sensory Snow Table!

Here's a fun sensory-friendly activity that is great on a snow day! Let your child explore snow and temperature with their own sensory snow table.

Lily LightAide Goes to School

Giveaways

Lily LightAide Goes to School

With your help, one school will win a free LightAide! And in this contest, everyone will be a winner. We have great runner-up prizes for all the participating schools, too....

Glaucoma Awareness

Giveaways

A Family Guide to Childhood Glaucoma and Cataracts Giveaway!

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month! Enter to win a copy of A Family Guide to Childhood Glaucoma and Cataracts. Contest ends January 29th, 2015.

Advocacy, Visual Impairment

Awareness T-Shirts for Kids who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Check out these childhood blindness Awareness T-Shirts from Eye Power Kid's Wear! Express yourself and raise awareness for your cause!