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.

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...

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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...

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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...

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Special Needs Travel Mom

The Special Needs Travel Mom writes about her travels with her entire family, including her daughter with special needs. Her daughter is blind, non-verbal, uses a wheelchair for mobility, and...

Bunny in the Moon


Bunny in the Moon CD Giveaway!

Enter to win a copy of DidiPop's new amazing lullaby CD, Bunny in the Moon. Winners will be asked to write a short review of the CD after listening to...

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Braille and Literacy

Braille Resource Packet for Parents of Young Children

This is a collection of articles, book ideas, instructions and activities for parents who want to teach early literacy and braille skills to their young children who are blind.

Liam's Accessible Playground


How to Make an Accessible Playground

Liam's mom shows you step-by-step how she created the perfect accessible outdoor play space for her deaf-blind son!