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.

Dolls with canes and wheelchairs


Adaptive Equipment for Dolls with Special Needs

Lakeshore Learning sells adaptive equipment that you can pair with any of their multiethnic school dolls. You can choose a doll that looks like your child (they offer many different...

A child's hand trying to find easter egg in sensory egg hunt

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Make Your Own Egg Hunt Sensory Game!

With just a tray, some uncooked rice and a few hidden plastic easter eggs you can create a fun sensory game for your blind child. We'll give you some ideas...

A student using a braille note taker

Education, Visual Impairment

APH Quota Funds: How to Access Free Educational Materials for Blind & Deafblind Students

Students who are blind or deafblind are eligible for free school supplies and equipment that will help them access school curriculum. Find out how to use these funds!

Justin Roberts Lullaby


Lullaby CD Giveaway!

Enter to win a copy of Justin Roberts' new lullaby CD. Having a relaxing collection of music that you can turn to when you need to calm your child is...



NogginStik Giveaway!

Enter to win the NogginStik, a neat light-up rattle designed with development in mind, particularly visual development. It's a great toy for babies and young children with visual impairments who...

Calming Gift Set


Calming Gift Set Giveaway!

What's better than a soothing bath at the end of the day? How about a soothing bath with all natural lavender and meadowsweet oils to help calm and relax your...

Noggin Stik


Noggin Stik Developmental Light-up Rattle

The NogginStik Developmental Light-up Rattle lights up red, blue and green to stimulate a baby’s eyes and to encourage visual tracking. It has a textured body and is easy to...

Thomas Marshall

Special Needs

Thomas Marshall Does It All

Thomas is visually impaired and Jessica writes about the trials and successes of raising a little boy who is blind, while always focusing on the positive.

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Make Your Own Marshmallow Dreidel!

Make Marshmallow Chanukah Dreidels with a pretzel stick, a marshmallow, a dab of frosting and a hershey's kiss. Yum!

ice cream cone christmas trees

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Visual Impairment

10 Sensory Christmas Activities for Children who are Blind

During the holidays we are baking, decorating and spending time with family and friends. Get your kids involved by having them help in the kitchen, create Christmas decorations or make...

Apple Cinnamon Ornaments in Braille

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Make Your Own Braille Apple Cinnamon Ornaments!

Everyone knows that mixing applesauce and cinnamon creates an aromatic dough that can be turned into ornaments that smell so lovely! But did you know that you can add cloves...

Ba Bottle Holder

Feeding and Eating

Ba Bottle Holder

The Ba Bottle Holder is designed to help babies with poor motor control hold on to their bottles by themselves and would be great for any kid who finds holding...