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.

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Cooking and Kitchen Play, Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Making Holiday Peppermint Chocolate Chex Mix!

This recipe for Peppermint Chocolate Chex Mix is easy, delicious and perfect for Christmas snacking or gifts. It's also a fun and simple way to get your child involved in...

Christmas tree brownies

Cooking and Kitchen Play, Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Making Christmas Tree Brownies!

A simple recipe for Christmas Tree Brownies that is a great baking activity for children who are blind or multiply disabled.

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Visual Impairment

Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

This is a web resource designed for all teachers and related service personnel who are involved in educating students with visual impairments, but it is also full of great resources...

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Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Make Your Own Felt Tactile Christmas Tree

This tactile Christmas tree craft is great for blind children or children with multiple disabilities. It's easy and accessible and you can also change the ornaments on your tree throughout...

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Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Make Your Own Apple Jacks Christmas Wreath Ornament!

Learn how to create a Christmas ornament out of Apple Jacks, a pipe cleaner and a mini candy cane. This is a great fine motor activity and a fun craft...

It's Santa Claus


Christmas Book & Music Giveaway!

Enter to win a wonderful Christmas book and album collection for children! From classic carols to new rock and roll tunes, there's something here for every family.

Braille Magnet


Braille Magnet & Key Chain Giveaway!

Enter to win this print/braille magnet that says Anyone can be cool, but awesome takes practice and a Louise Braille centennial keychain in braille from National Braille Press. Giveaway ends...



Braille Travel & Biography Book Giveaway!

This giveaway is for two braille-only books that would make great gifts for older kids who are avid readers: Sites Unseen: Traveling the World Without Sight and Louise Braille: A...



Print/Braille Book Giveaway!

Enter to win two print/braille books from National Braille Press: Corduroy and The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes. Giveaway ends December 10, 2012.

Totally Silly Jokes


Funny Braille Book Giveaway!

Enter to win funny books in braille from National Braille Press: Totally Silly Jokes and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Giveaway ends December 10, 2012. This giveaway is now closed.

Love is a Superpower


Best Music of 2012 Giveaway!

Enter to win five amazing children's CDs all released in 2012: Love is a Superpower, Can You Canoe, Bubble Ride, Hot Dog and Space Rabbits of Brockelvoons.

Color Sensation


Visual SENSEation Bundle Giveaway!

Enter to win a Visual SENSEation Bundle from Playability Toys! You could win a Rib-it-Ball, 8 tactile coloring pages and a tactile twist and slide puzzle.