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.

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!

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Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Deaf-Blind Family Guide

The Oregon Deaf-Blind Project has created a family guide for parents of children diagnosed with deaf-blindness.

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Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Eye Power Kid’s Wear

Eye Power Kid's Wear creates adorable print T-shirts specially designed for kids who wear glasses or a patch!

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Schools for the Blind

Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired serves children and young adults statewide who are blind or visually impaired, with or without additional disabilities.

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Braille and Literacy

National Braille Press

The guiding purposes of National Braille Press are to promote the literacy of blind children through braille and to provide access to information that empowers blind people to actively engage...


Education, Special Needs

Family Engagement and Children with Disabilities: A Resource Guide for Educators and Parents

This resource guide is intended to bridge the gap between school and home and help families become greater partners in their children's educations.

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The Backpacking SMART Brailler Event!

Mr. SMART Brailler is taking a trip around the U.S. and wants to come visit you! We are choosing 6 families to be visited by the SMART Brailler and one...

Ivan's Book of Big and Little

Braille and Literacy

Make Your Own Big & Little Book!

Really good tactile books can be hard to find, especially if you are looking for tactile books that teach a simple concept like shapes or sizes. So why not make...

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Math and Science

Fun & Accessible Math & Number Activities!

Did you know that math can be fun and that preschool math activities can be made accessible? Here is a list of five fun activities that will teach your child...

Beyond the Darkness

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Beyond the Darkness: A Blog About Raising a Child with Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

A mother writes candidly about the birth and life of her son, Gabriel, who has Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP).

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iPad Apps and Accessibility

My Talking Picture Board App Review

My Talking Picture Board app, from Little Bear Sees, helps children with CVI learn how to locate and recognize two dimensional images.

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Assistive Technology

Carroll Tech Online Assistive Technology Courses

The Carroll Center offers training and educational support for children and adults who are blind in Massachusetts, but did you know that they also offer some very informative online training...