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.

eSight Eyewear

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

eSight Eyewear

eSight Eyewear is a new low vision assistive device that you wear. It is custom fit, runs on batteries and can bring clearer vision to near, far and mid-range tasks.

Mirielle in her sunglasses

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Cocoons Sunglasses for Kids with Photophobia

Cocoons makes polarized sunglasses that fit over prescription glasses and are great for kids with who are also photophobic or highly sensitive to sunlight.

man helping another man who is drowning

Support, Visual Impairment

Finding Online Support Groups for Parents of Blind Kids

Finding an online support group can be a life line for parents of children who are blind or visually impaired. Here are tips on how to find the best support...

building a new bathroom and wheelchair ramp

Special Needs

Funding an Accessible Home Modification Project

If you are having to make your home accessible for a child in a wheelchair, it will probably involve major construction. Home modification projects are pricey, but often necessary. We'll...

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Cooking and Kitchen Play

Make Your Own No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Baking in the kitchen is a great sensory and learning experience for children who are blind. This recipe for no-bake peanut butter bars is both easy and tasty! A fun...

shapes hidden in sugar

Sensory Activities

Sugar Search Sensory Activity

Hide toys and shapes under sugar then use a paint brush to find them. This is a fun and easy sensory game - and find tips on how to make...

Disease InfoSearch

Health & Nutrition

Disease InfoSearch

Disease InfoSearch connects healthcare providers, researchers and the general public with support groups, relevant and timely peer-reviewed articles, open clinical trials, and general disease information about thousands of genetic disorders.

Adapted Innovation

Assistive Technology, Visual Impairment

Adapted Innovation: Technology Resources for Kids Who are Blind

Julie Johnson is a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and an Assistive Technology Specialist. She writes about technology resources for all children with visual impairments and all other disabilities on...

magic watermelon


Magic Watermelon Giveaway!

Enter ton win a copy of Ethan Rossiter's new children's CD, Magic Watermelon. Giveaway ends May 23, 2013.

Orientation and Mobility


The UltraCane is an electronic cane for visually impaired users that delivers feedback through small vibrating buttons in the handle. Its ultrasound system provides information about obstacles in front of...

home of song


Home of Song Giveaway!

Enter to win a copy of Paul Spring's new family folk-rock CD, Home of Song. Giveaway ends May 23rd.

Sadie Can Count Book

Braille and Literacy

Sadie Can Count Book in Large Print and Braille

Sadie Can Count is a wonderful book for beginners. It has large print and Braille text, full color and fully embossed pictures. Beginning readers, sighted, blind or visually impaired can...