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.

girl in ball pit

Sensory Activities

Make Your Own Ball Pit!

Making your own ball pit at home is a great way to entertain the kids on a cold winter day. It's also a wonderful multi-sensory activity for special needs kids!

Lucky Day


Happy Music Giveaway!

Enter to win a new CD from Stacey Peasley and Bari Koral! Lucky Day and The Apple Tree & the Honey Bee are two fun and happy CDs for kids....


Beginner Band Set Giveaway!

Enter to win a Melissa & Doug Beginner Band Set (ages three and up) from Little Kids Instruments! Comes with a wooden xylophone, kazoo, harmonica, castanets and a jingle stick....

glasses giveaway


Taffy Eyewear Giveaway!

Enter to win a free pair of eyeglass frames of your choice from Taffy Eyewear! Pick any frame color, style or size that's in stock. Giveaway ends February 27th 2014.

Feeling water in a bowl

Math and Science

Learning About Hot and Cold

In this experiment we learn about HOT and COLD! This is a great way to encourage your child to touch, think and explore. It's also a wonderful activity to encourage...

collection of handmade dolls


4-Eyed Ragdoll Giveaway!

Enter to win a rag doll wearing glasses from Eye Candy by Gwen! These ragdolls are handmade out of super soft sateen and are super cute! Giveaway ends February 24th...

Tommy Edison on YouTube


Tommy Edison on YouTube

Tommy Edison is a YouTube sensation! He posts videos about what it's like being blind. He's very real and so funny!

valentine's candy

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Valentine’s Day Resources for Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired

FamilyConnect shares accessible ideas for celebrating Valentine's Day with your blind or visually impaired child. They list accessible craft ideas and fun braille gift ideas too!

Young Ivan holding a book

Braille and Literacy, Visual Impairment

Braille for Babies

Hadley's free online family course "Braille & Your Baby or Toddler" teaches parents how to introduce braille and pre-literacy skills to their young children who are blind.

kids brushing teeth

Health & Nutrition

Brushing Teeth & Dental Hygiene for Disabled Kids

Find tips and tricks from parents of blind and visually impaired children about tooth brushing and dental hygiene!

Sing as We Go Music Cover


New Music Giveaway!

Enter to win three new children's music CDs: Sing as We Go from Charlie Hope, Variety Show from Debbie and Friends, and Recess from Justin Roberts. Giveaway ends December 16th...

My health passport

Health & Nutrition

My Health Passport

My Health Passport is a free downloadable file that allows you to present your child's medical information in a quick at-a-glance reference guide.